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Vision & Hearing Services in MN/ND Highlighted on PPT’s Compass!

On the July 20, 2017, episode of Pioneer Public TV’s, Compass, two informative segments were shown that focused on services for people with hearing and vision loss in ND and MN. “Compass is a weekly discussion of public policy and important issues facing local communities in Pioneer’s viewing area.” Many of our blog readers are in this area, so […]

May the Meds be With You with Medisafe!

There are an abundance of apps available for users to remember to take their medications. Narrowing down which one to use can be time consuming and confusing.  Researchers from Sydney, Australia have narrowed down the pack with their study published on December 2, 2016, where they  reported that “On the basis of the MARS assessment […]

Do more with Google Docs Add-Ons!

Google Docs is an online application that millions of people use to create documents – much like Microsoft Word. The advantage to using Google Docs is users can access and edit their documents from anywhere as long as they are connected to the internet. Users can also invite others to view and/or edit the documents they […]

Seeing AI: EYE Like It!

Microsoft just came out with a new app for iOS products: the Seeing AI application.  This app debuted in July and already has created quite the buzz among people who are visually impaired or blind.  The app was designed in part by software engineer Saqib Shaikh who is blind.  Because of his impairment, Saqib knew […]

You Are Invented to Attend…

     A Night of Possibilities Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Please join us and other local community advocates in supporting North Dakota and Western Minnesota residents with disabilities. Sometimes one piece of technology is all it takes for someone with a disability to gain independence and safety. Your ticket provides funding for these […]

Drink with Dignity

The RiJe Cup is an adjustable drinking cup designed for better hydration and more independence. It dispenses fluids one sip at a time for those who suffer from swallowing disorder (dysphagia), limited head and neck movement, tremor, poor coordination, and grasping difficulties, or those who are at risk of liquid aspiration.  It is easy to assemble […]

Capture all Your Notes with AudioNote 2

AudioNote has been around for a long time and works similarly to the Livescribe Echo SmartPen in that it syncs what is being written with what is heard in the classroom, doctor’s office, etc.. When you want to hear what was said the moment you wrote a particular sentence or doodle on the page, you simply hit Play, […]

Time to Reflect on How Far We Have Come: Celebrating the ADA Anniversary

July 26, 2017 marks the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  On July 26, 1990 President George H.W. Bush signed into law the ADA to give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities.  This legal acknowledgment provides an equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local […]

indePENdence

The C-Pen Exam Reader pen scanner is a great tool for individuals who comprehend more successfully when their exam questions are read to them. Students who have reading difficulties can independently take exams knowing that they can read and understand the questions. The pen can read text in English, Spanish, French, German or Italian!  It is a […]

Coolest Thing Ever! A Fully Inclusive Amusement Park and Splash Park

A favorite summer activity for young and old is going to an amusement or water park.  But for someone with a disability, these parks are only partially accessible.  Gordon Hartman, whose daughter has special needs, recognized the limitations of parks and decided to design a place for everyone to enjoy.  His daughter Morgan was the […]


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