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Posts By Trish Floyd

The Homer Player: an audio-book player designed for the elderly and great for everyone!

The Homer Player is one of the most straight forward, elegantly simple, and delightful apps that I’ve stumbled upon. It hits all of the initial markers that I look for in Assistive Technology (AT): Intuitive Actively updated Great customer support Does what it says it does with the least frills possible (Sounds like boyfriend material. I […]

Windows Ease of Access Center Makes it Easier to Focus on Tasks

Windows Ease of Access Center includes features to make staying focused on tasks easier! What is the Ease of Access Center? The Ease of Access Center includes a wide array accessibility of settings users can adjust to make controlling the computer easier. Its features include settings for people with low vision or blindness, hearing impairment […]

You’re Invited – A Night of Possibilities

SEATS ARE LIMITED – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW https://anightofpossibilities.eventbrite.com  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 […]

Never be late with the Alarmy (Sleep If You Can) App!

Waking up is hard, and the coming winter months bring additional challenges to getting out of bed. We do not have the sun and chirping birds to naturally wake us up anymore. Plus the idea of getting out of a warm bed to meet cold air feels amost unbearable. For people with disabilities, the difficulties […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mandan Office Closed June 28th & Fargo and Mandan Offices Closed On July 3rd

Both the Fargo and Mandan offices will be closed July 3rd. Have a safe and fun 4th of July celebration!

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 […]