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Posts By Beth Bakke Stenehjem

Thank you, Giving Hearts!

Thanks so much to all of you who made our Giving Hearts Day a success for Assistive.  With your help, we raised more than $13,000 and (even more important) raised the awareness of what Assistive can do for people. All the funds raised will go towards our Possibilities Grant Program.  This program provides assistive technology […]

Giving HEARTS Day is HERE!

It’s finally here!  Giving Hearts Day – a chance to make a difference.   HERO and ND Assistive work hand in hand to provide area residents with accessible, affordable healthcare equipment and assistive technology.  Together we make our community better by providing important resources for those in need. This Giving Hearts Day you can be […]

Possibilities for Myron

Giving Hearts Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018.  We are asking you to mark your calendar and help us make the Impossible Possible for those with disabilities in need of assistive technology.   Donating on Giving Hearts Day is easy! Simply go to www.givingheartsday.org and follow the easy instructions. By visiting the website […]

Assistive and Hero – a Collaboration for Giving Hearts Day

Assistive (formerly IPAT) is happy to announce that not only are we again participating in Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 8, 2018; we are also teaming up with HERO (Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization) to promote the day. Our two organizations work hand in hand to provide area residents with accessible, affordable healthcare equipment and assistive […]

Don’t Overdose on Medication Just Because You Can’t Read the Prescription Bottle

Do you have trouble reading your prescription bottles?  The print is small and hard to read especially for those who are visually impaired, blind, or have a reading disability.  Taking the wrong medication or taking too much or too little can be very dangerous.  There is a company, En-Vision America, who has come out with […]

National Diabetes Month – “You Are the Center of Your Diabetes”

November is National Diabetes Month and this year’s theme is “You Are the Center of Your Diabetes.”  This theme highlights the importance of managing your diabetes to prevent diabetes-related health issues and that you are vital to the process.  You must be your own advocate. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and […]

Accessibility Features on Dish Network – TV Watching Made Easier

About a month ago, I visited the ND Vision Services/School for the Blind and had wonderful conversations with some of the staff.  One of the fascinating things I learned was from Candy Lien, Braille instructor.  I learned that Dish Network has some great options for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.  Candy told me […]

Be My Eyes For a Minute!

Great news for Android users! Be My Eyes, a free application that was only available for iOS devices is now available for Android users! Today marks the beginning of access to the app for those who have print disabilities and volunteers alike. I’ve waited and waited and now it’s finally here!   So what does […]

Do You Hear Me Now? An Amplified Phone for a Landline

There are so many excellent amplified phones for landlines made these days, but I want to mention one of these phones that I especially like.  The Panasonic KX-TGM450S cordless phone has great amplification (50 dB) but I found these other attributes that really make this phone special.   Loud 112 dB ringer Talking caller ID […]

“Ask My Buddy,” a Friend in Time of Need

For those of you with an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Microsoft Cortana device, there is a new application that can help you in time of need.   The application is called Ask My Buddy.  It is an alert system using only your voice.  It can be used to contact your close friends or family […]