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Posts By Trish Floyd

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 […]

My Deaf-Blind Journey by Shirley Robideau

In the early 1980’s, I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.  I had never heard of the term and was terrified when the doctor said, “You are going to go blind.” I tried to find out as much as I could about RP but there was not enough information about it at the time.  My vision […]

Voice Controlled Calculator Apps – Give Your Hands A Break!

Give your hands a break, and make your voice go to work Voice recognition software has been around for many years, but was recently popularized by Siri, iOS’ voice assistant. Now people are using their voice to complete tasks from setting an alarm to wake them up in the morning to figuring out Elvis’ favorite color. For […]

Throw Back Thursday: our first piece of assistive technology

In honor of TBT (Throw Back Thursday) check out Assistive’s first Equipment Loan Library device! The Ability Switch Tester! The Ability Switch Tester, model 65955, is control switch assessment system designed for use with individuals who use control switches to operate devices. This unit provides visual and auditory indications when a switch is activated. The […]

Basic Cell Phone Features You Probably Don’t Know Exist!

Within a short period of time phones have exponentially evolved from a household shared device to portable personalized smartphones that are capable of making calls and sending text messages, navigating through the world, teaching information, entertaining, acting as a personal assistant and so much more. Although these amazing features serve as a great benefit for many […]