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Posts By Trish Floyd

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 […]

How to Connect A Mouse and/or Keyboard to an Android Tablet

Did you know you can connect a keyboard and/or mouse to any smartphone or tablet supporting the Android Operating System? Yes – its true! This gives users the ability to maximize ease and comfort when using their devices. For some people with disabilities, the ability to use any keyboard or mouse can make using a smartphone […]

Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program Activities: how to get assistive technology

Did you know all 50 states, DC, PR, and 4 US territories have a program like Assistive? They exist because of the Assistive Technology (AT) Act of 1998, as amended (P.L. 108-364). The AT Act established a set of core activities each state must implement for their residents with disabilities. These services help people learn about, […]

A Great Website for Federal Disability Resources and Programs

Once in a blue moon I stumble upon a website that becomes my go-to when searching for programs or services for people with disabilities. Dol.gov houses information on programs and services available through the U.S. federal government to people with disabilities. It is a one-stop site I use as a starting place when educating myself […]

Nothing is Impossible: a woman with ALS uses a phone for the first time in four years

Through Assistive’s services Geraldine Oas, a woman with ALS, worked with an Assistive Technolgy (AT) Consultant and found AT solutions to connect her to her loved ones, complete daily tasks, and have a little fun. Tammy Jo A. Taft of the Traill County Tribune interviewed Oas last February, and here is an excerpt from her article: […]

TBT: Giving Hearts Day Donations Changed this Woman’s Life

A “Throw Back Thursday” (TBT) post to not too long ago when we received a letter detailing exactly how donations raised during Pedaling for Possibilities and Giving Hearts Day funded an iPad that changed a woman’s life.  After working with IPAT staff, Judy Wall, a woman with low vision, determined Assistive Technology (AT) was what she […]

Learn through interaction with the Seven Message Take N’ Talk Go!

Enabling Devices’ Take N’ Talk products aim on learning through interaction. Users take/place an item from/on the device and it plays a word or sentence that corresponds with the item that was selected. Light sensors on the device make this type of detection possible. (It may sound complicated, but is not. Check out the video posted […]

Our new name is… drum roll please!

North Dakota ASSISTIVE. We are North Dakota’s ASSISTIVE Technology experts here to help you find ASSISTIVE Technology devices and services to do the things you want to do at home work and school because there is no impossible! Website: ndassistive.org Email domain: @ndassistive.org Toll-free: 1 -800-895-4728 Fargo local: (701) 365-4728 Mandan local: (701) 258-4728

Fun Switch Toy that Creates Art – the Color Bug!

Switch adapted toys help kids with varying types of disabilities imagine, dream, problem solve, learn, and develop new skills through play! These toys are a crucial part of child development and come in many shapes and sizes; toys that light up, move, flash, sing, make music, interact, and more. Every so often, I am lucky […]