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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Nov 25, 2022

Hey there! Welcome to the 500th episode of Accessibility Minute! Your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools, and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing, or other special needs!  Before diving into today's episode I'd like to first thank you for hanging out with me all these years.  I've had a ton of fun exploring the world of assistive technology with you!

Traditional smartphones can be too complicated for individuals aging in place and more.  If you’re looking for an easy-to-use phone, check out the RAZ Memory Cell Phone.  

The RAZ Memory Cell Phone makes it easy to place calls: simply touch the picture of the person you’re trying to call.  Contact names are found below pictures.  The combination of pictures and names makes this phone ideal for users with memory loss. 

Whenever the phone rings, two large buttons will appear.  A green one that says “Answer” and a red one that says “Hang up.”  If the caller is a contact, a big picture, and the name of the caller will show up. 

Other features include:

  • Ability to set reminders that will appear as sticky notes on the phone; you can also create audio reminders
  • Caregivers can receive a text message when the battery of the phone is less than a specified amount
  • You can track your loved one's location by tracking the phone at no additional cost.  The location will be updated every 15 minutes
  • And much more!

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I'd like to take a moment to thank InTRAC, the Indiana Telephone Relay Access Corporation for sponsoring our transcript today.  You can find out more about InTRAC at

That was your Accessibility Minute for this week! I’m Laura Medcalf with the INDATA Project at Easterseals Crossroads, in Indiana.