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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Dec 30, 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!

Learning braille can be challenging for many individuals.  Fortunately, there are devices like Taptilo 4.0 to help!  Taptilo is a smart braille device that makes it “fun and easy” to learn braille.  Braille beginners can learn braille patterns with the interactive braille display and audio feedback.

According to the device’s website, “Learning braille with Taptilo significantly reduces the average learning period! The average learning period decreases a half, compared to the traditional method.”  Additionally, the learning dropout rate is decreased by 20%.

The device features a refreshable braille display on the bottom row, as well as removable braille blocks on the top row.  The removable blocks can be used to represent a letter, word, or number.  Along with the jumbo-sized braille blocks, tactile guidance, and audio guide, braille beginners can easily follow pre-made curriculums in Taptilo.  Braille beginners can also customize their studies by choosing various options.

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