These are the best accessibility products of 2022
Reviewed's 2022 Best of Year awards
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Accessibility is a core tenant to everything we do at Reviewed, and, given the latest advancements in accessible tech from some stellar manufacturers, we’re proud to unveil our very first list of Best of Year winners in our growing accessibility category.
From slip-on shoes to social-emotional robots, this list showcases the best of what the accessibility category has to offer. This is a diverse industry with some equally diverse products to match. But, as different as these products may seem on the surface they facilitate the same noble goal: helping those who face unique challenges accomplish what previously seemed impossible.
Here are our favorite accessiblity products, or jump to all the 2022 Best of Year awards.
It’s been a busy year for the over-the-counter hearing aid market, but the Lexie-Bose B2 aids are the very best pair we’ve tested. Priced at $999, these assistive devices are magnitudes cheaper than other prescription products, and they don’t compromise on quality for those with mild-to-moderate conditions. In both comfort and raw sound quality, these hearing aids are worthy of the storied Bose brand and establish Lexie as a contender in this brand-new category. Read the full review.
It’s not often that we come across a product about which we have no major complaints. Kizik shoes, however, fit that description and have become one of our most frequently recommended products. These slip-on shoes are completely hands-free and incredibly comfortable. They come in men’s, women’s, and kids’ sizing, and there’s a decent variety of colorways and shoe styles. We’ve tested both adults’ and kids’ versions of these shoes for months, and they’ve held up admirably through daily use. Read the full review.
Bone conduction headphones have been making waves in the athletic community for quite some time, but more modern pairs have hidden benefits for those with visual or hearing difficulties. We loved the Shokz OpenComm headset because it promotes safety in public spaces, connects to multiple devices at once, and has accessible controls that rely on tactile buttons and audible beeps. If you want to hear music but still need your other senses to effectively monitor your surroundings, you can’t go wrong with this product. Read the full review.
It can be tough to keep track of multiple medications. If you’re the caregiver of an aging parent, it can be especially stressful making sure they get the right dose at the right time, every time. The Hero Pill Dispenser is loaded with great features that the aging and disabled find to be a great help. Adherence reports, remote dosing, and even automatic prescription refills are just a few of the features we love about this smart gadget. Accessibility Editor Sarah Kovac loved testing this dispenser so much, she decided to buy it for herself. Read the full review.
Robot technology may not be quite as advanced as some hoped it’d be by 2022, but amazing products like the Embodied Moxie prove there’s promise in the sector. Designed to help children master social skills, Moxie is truly a sight to behold. Not only can it engage in basic conversation at a moment’s notice, but it also offers a suite of lessons focused on improving understanding of social cues and problem-solving skills. Between its funny jokes and unique ability to meet kids on their level, our reviewer was thrilled to see such innovative tech being leveraged as a force for good for little ones on and outside the autism spectrum. Read the full review.
Child care can be a difficult task, but this excellent car seat from Maxi-Cosi does wonders to remove some of the physical strain involved. With its unique strap-infused design, it’s possible to carry your kid securely with just one hand. Whether you have a disability or are just juggling lots of additional baby gear, this is an item for any parent to consider. As helpful as it is stylish, this product illustrates how slight modifications to some of the most tried-and-true product designs can sometimes make a world of difference. Read the full review.
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