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Find Experts in Assistive Technology for Low Vision and Blindness at NDVS/SB!

Straight from their website… North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) provides statewide leadership, center based programming, and regionalized outreach services ensuring that the specialized needs of persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired are met. NDVS/SB is an amazing resource to go to with all questions a person may have regarding […]

Color My World

I distinctly remember the point in the book The Giver when I realized that this seemingly Utopian society had lost the ability to see color.  I kept wondering what that would be like and how different everything would be to me.   For those who are colorblind or have a Color Vision Deficiency (CVD), the […]

The Wheel for the Apps Goes Round and Round….

There are many iPad apps out there for Autism, but how does one know which ones to investigate for the common learning characteristics of individuals on the Autism Spectrum (ASD)?  When looking for apps for students with ASD, it’s important to consider all educational apps, and not just those labeled as Autism apps, but the […]

I Went To Therese Wilkom’s Make And Take Workshop And This Is What I Thought!

Recently, Therese Willkomm “The MacGyver”of Assistive Technology (AT) flew from her home in New Hampshire to teach North Dakotans and Minnesotans how to better make a positive impact on other’s lives through AT made on the fly. She uses common products to create amazing results. The average person walks by a political sign and sees just that. […]

CuStOmIzEd and m.o.d.i.f.i.e.d. Assistive Technology!

Assistive Technology (AT), by definition is: Any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially, MODIFIED, or CUSTOMIZED, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities. Did you know North Dakota has experts in modifying and customizing Assistive Technology?  North Dakota’s Life Skills and Transition Center service’s include […]

New Mobile Device Stand with Wheels & Power!

At ASSISTIVE, we get many requests from individuals wanting to use their tablet or smartphone in bed without having to hold it.  For some people I have worked with recently, the LEVO G2 Deluxe Tablet Stand has been the solution.  This stand is on a 20 pound cast iron base with wheels and is height adjustable from 30″ to […]

VR-Transition Program Update

If you are, or you know, a student or family member who is a ND high school student with disabilities age 14-21, this update is for you! This past year, an increasing number of ND high school students with physical, sensory, intellectual, mental and communication disabilities have utilized the services made available through Assistive’s Agreement […]

The Ability to Read for Everyone!

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teacher.” – quote by Charles William Eliot   As a former librarian, one of my favorite programs was the Talking Book Program run by the National Library Service for the Blind and […]

New Tech! Sign Language Translation Gloves

We receive several calls each year from people who are deaf, inquiring about new technology that would help them communicate with hearing people who do not know sign language. Many want an electronic, portable sign-language interpreter, so they do not always have to rely on an actual person who is a sign language interpreter.   Taiwan YingMi […]

Medical Alert Systems: Switch Adapted Options

Many individuals of all ages require some type of Medical Alert Systems that can alert friends, family, caregivers or even local emergency services outside the home when they need help. But what if an individual can’t use their hands to press a button, requiring a switch adapted Medical Alert System? Through this blog I will […]