What a cool idea, especially for parents. thanks for posting this Denyece. Chip -----Original Message----- From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Denyece Roberts MSW Sent: Monday, September 19, 2011 8:07 PM To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [tabi] Some of you might find this article interesting. Feature Writer John Christie - Talking First Aid Kit Accessible to the Blind Some people might have just the basics as part of a first aid kit. These basics may include some band-aids, a roll of gauze and maybe scissors. This is fine for a scraped knee or a finger cut. For big emergencies, you need a first aid kit that everyone can use. Dave Hammond, former Navy corpsman and founder of IntelligentFirstAid has such a kit that is fairly accessible to the blind and visually impaired. The kit includes supplies, visual instruction cards and a unique audio module. The modules are colored-coded and at the push of a button give you easily understood instructions regarding the 9 essential first aid treatments. The kit includes a guide book with additional first aid instructions for emergencies and conditions not covered in the 9 modules. It also includes a flashlight and a rugged shoulder strap. Nine injury specific packs are available. They include Breathing, Bleeding, Shock, Head & Spine, Bone, Eye, Burns, Bites & Stings, and Basics. Some people think that the Talking First Aid Kit is a voice too many. "You lose time when you read the card, do the thing, read the card, do the thing," said Peter Morris, assistant chief of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad. "A first aid kit is a good thing, but call 911 first." But Dave Hammond asks, "What if you can't see? What if you can't read?" While 911 is always the first option, everyone should have access to reliable and accessible first aid, which is why Dave created this product. These Talking First Aid Kits are only currently available in English. However, world wide demand has resulted in versions in other languages. A Japanese language audio and visual kit is currently in the works. This type of first aid kit would be very well received in Japan especially with earthquakes, typhoons, and volcanoes always a threat. For the time being, English speakers can order the ERS700 Intelligent First Aid "talking" kit from the company's web site, which is www.intellignetfirstaid.com. The cost of the kit is $129.99 with free ground shipping placed and delivered within the U.S.A. The Talking First Aid Kit is an excellent guide for people who don't know anything about First Aid or for the blind and visually impaired. Too bad the guide book which comes with it isn't accessible to the blind. However, I wonder whether a recording studio such as The Braille & Talking Book Library at Perkins would do this as a project if they had enough requests for it. At least people are coming up with ways to help us handle some of the emergency dilemmas that may come up in life--and that's a great start. Sources: http://www.gizmag.com/go/4342/http://www.themedsupplyguide.com/first-aid-kit s/article3.html http://inventorspot.com/articles/talking_first_aid_kit_gives_audio_visual_in structions_13821 http://www.themedsupplyguide.com/first-aid-kits/article3.html Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.