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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Dec 23, 2022

Hey there! Welcome to 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!

If you’re looking for a phone that is completely kid-friendly, check out the Bark Phone!  The Bark phone is a kid’s phone that doesn’t look like a kid’s phone.  It is a “state-of-the-art Samsung that has robust parental controls.”

Bark monitors texts, email, YouTube, and 30+ apps and social media platforms for anything inappropriate for kiddos.  If the phone detects any potential issues, Bark will send you email and text alerts.

Families can manage when their children can access the internet on their devices, as well as which sites they can visit.  You can also set bedtimes and block access to a wide variety of websites.

Other features include:

Location sharing tool allows you to keep track of your child; the app can automatically alert you anytime they arrive at or leave a set location
Create custom daily screen time schedules for your child’s device
Block access to specific websites or even whole categories
Monitors content 24/7
Get details about your child’s digital activities and expert recommendations from child psychologists

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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.

Happy New Year!