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We Are Officially ASSISTIVE!

We are now Officially ND ASSISTIVE!! Our open houses in Mandan and Fargo are complete. We are all so excited and grateful to be working at ASSISTIVE and to continue to help people with disabilities discover that there is NO impossible with Assistive Technology! Thank you to all who helped make this possible including David Hanson […]

A Portable Scanner Alternative for the iPhone – ScanJig!

  For people with disabilities scanning or taking pictures documents, books, magazines, and more provide: Text to be read by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software so people with reading disabilities, low vision, blindness, or other disabilities can convert text to speech. A picture of a document, such as a worksheet, so that people with writing difficulties can […]

Whaaaaat’s S’Up: Eat with a Spoon Again!

Do you have trouble feeding yourself with a spoon due to Parkinson’s, Essential Tremor, Cerebral Palsy, or disabilities with similar needs? The S’Up Spoon just might help! Created by Grant Douglas and an industrial engineer from 4c Design in Glascow, Scotland,  the S’Up Spoon allows you to scoop food in its deep cavity or pocket and […]

Assistive Technology: Know About It Before You Need It!

  I will never forget, about 15 years ago, hearing the following from a teary-eyed consumer,  “If I had only known about this locked medication dispenser, I never would have put my dad into a nursing home! Medication was the only reason he couldn’t live in his own home.”  At that point in my work […]

ND School for the Blind Foundation Announces Grant Program

The North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation has announced a grant program, especially designed to help meet the needs of students and adults with visual impairments.  Ten or more grants, each one ranging from $25 up to $500, will be awarded to Infants through Grade 12 students.  Two or more grants, each ranging from $25 […]

Apple iOS 10 Part 2: Additional Accessibility Features

In this blog series, I will cover the Color Filters feature added to Accessibility with iOS 10.  If the last blog didn’t make you check out the Accessibility Features with the iOS 10 upgrade on your iPhone and iPad, this next feature I describe will! No other phone or touch screen tablet has ever addressed […]

iCanConnect Success Story – Bismarck, ND

~ The Story ~ A Bismarck, ND lady was experiencing significant age-related hearing and vision barriers. As a result, her daughter from Minnesota was unable to have fulfilling conversations over the phone with her.  Looking for a solution, her daughter reached out to IPAT to solve the issue in an attempt to also pull her […]

Diminish Screen Flicker & Brightness for People with Brain Injury

For some people with brain injury, lights can be debilitating due to photosensitivity. Some accommodate this by using sunglasses and hats with brims, however, this doesn’t do much for the bright,  flickering lights emanating from computer and mobile device screens. I was working with an individual with a brain injury last week who needed such an accommodation because […]

Couple “Gets By” in Their Home With a Little Help from Their IPAT Friends, and Others!

One blessing of working at IPAT, is the opportunity it provides to build relationships with consumers across ND. I’ve recently come to know a Fargo couple, who remain in their own home after 70+ years of marriage!  They are a modest pair with no interest in the limelight, so I won’t speak of them personally. […]

KNFB Reader Now for Android Device Users!

The KNFB Reader is an app that provides scan and read technology in a portable easy to use format for people with vision or reading disabilities.  This app will take a picture of almost any printed document and then read it out loud to the user almost instantaneously. Back on November 6, 2014, Jeannie highlighted […]