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Posts By Tami Ternes

Fidget Cube: Small in Size, Big on Benefits

Do you or someone you know bite their nails, click their pens, twirl their hair, or jangle their keys?  Most of us do it, fidgeting is a common characteristic in all ages.  Fidgeting can include small movements of the hands when one becomes nervous, bored or impatient. A small little device they call the Fidget […]

Glad To Be Part of Something Grand!

Hi! My name is Annette Goehring.  I’m a native of Zeeland, ND. My husband Doug and I live in Bismarck. We have six children (three sons and three daughters) ranging in age from 16 to 32.  We are also abundantly blessed with seven fun and energetic grandchildren (four boys and three girls) ranging in age […]

Calibowl: a Non-Spill Bowl

  Having the right adaptive dinnerware can make all the difference in a meal.  Adaptive dining products come in a variety of designs to help make mealtime easier and encourage independent feeding. Introducing the Calibowl, the non-spill bowl.  Calibowl’s inner-lip guides food back into the bowl and onto the utensil eliminating over-the-edge spills, providing better […]

Join Assistive at the Capitol for Disability Awareness Day!

  We invite you to join the Assistive team and many other businesses for Disability Awareness Day at the North Dakota Legislature on Thursday, February 16, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the Great Hall of the state Capitol in Bismarck. This event is sponsored by the North Dakota Disabilities Advocacy Consortium (NDDAC). Their goal […]

USB Option Gives Medical IDs a New Meaning

Medical identification (ID) bracelets can be one of the most important items worn for those who have ongoing medical conditions, drug/food allergies, or take multiple medicines.  Medical IDs can alert healthcare workers, emergency personnel, doctors or friends/family to critical and personal information, especially in the event one becomes unresponsive. Medical ID bracelets come in many […]

New Year, New Name, New Look

Be a part of the big reveal, only 4 days away! Please join us and meet our new staff; visit our demonstration centers in Mandan and Fargo; and learn about the Assistive Technology services and some of the newer services we provide.   IPAT Board of Directors and staff would like to invite you to […]

Join the Celebration

Your Invited! The IPAT Board of Directors and staff would like to invite you to attend our Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies unveiling our new name and logo. Mandan Location Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Ribbon Cutting at 3pm Open House to Follow IPAT’s New Mandan Office 2401-46th Avenue, SE, #203 (Across from the Raging Rivers Water Park) Fargo […]

Visual and Audible Tool That Helps Answer the Question: “How Much Longer?”  Time Tracker, an Effective Tool

Visual timers benefit people who need help keeping track of activities, or help understanding a sense of time.  There are a lot of situations where a visual timer can help. Time Tracker is a wonderful visual and audible timer that reinforce time management.  Bright light sections flash sequentially to give visual cues as to the […]

Get Tecla! Hands-Free Control of Your Devices

I had the privilege to attend the 34th Annual Closing the Gap Conference in Bloomington, MN with other IPAT AT Consultants.  Not only did this conference offer a number of presentations and workshops, but also offered an exhibit hall filled with vendors that showcased their products and services to assist people of all ages with […]

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 […]