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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Mar 24, 2023

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!

The Blind Kitchen is a website featuring many adaptive tools, helpful strategies, and specialized knowledge for individuals with visual impairments.  One of the adaptive products listed on their website is the Boil Alert Disc.

The Boil Alert Disc assists in preventing messy boil-overs by creating a rattling noise to help you know when the food in your pot is boiling.  It is made out of ceramic and helps alter bubble formation as boiling begins.  As boiling increases, the movement of the disc increases to create a chattering sound at the bottom of the pot that increases in intensity as boiling escalates.

Users can use the disc when cooking or warming water, milk, soups, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, and more.

Other features include:

  • The disc’s specially formulated ceramic materials are heat treated to be non-porous and fully vitrified, so it won’t affect the flavor or aroma of your food
  • Oven safe
  • Modifies the size and number of bubbles rising to the top of the pot, preventing messy overflows
  • Handwashing the disc is recommended
  • And 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.