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Posts By Tyler Merkel

IPAT AT Consultants Attend Closing the Gap

Last week, IPAT AT Consultants from both the Mandan and Fargo offices received some great professional growth while attending the 34th annual Closing the Gap Conference in Bloomington, MN. The conference offered a number of workshops, presentations, and an exhibit hall all related to assistive technology! Exhibits represented were from AbleNet, Inc., ModularHose.com, OrCam, Scanning Pens, […]

iCanConnect Success Story – Bismarck, ND

~ The Story ~ A Bismarck, ND lady was experiencing significant age-related hearing and vision barriers. As a result, her daughter from Minnesota was unable to have fulfilling conversations over the phone with her.  Looking for a solution, her daughter reached out to IPAT to solve the issue in an attempt to also pull her […]

CapTel’s 2400i – An Innovative Phone with Captions

CapTel telephones are, at many times, a wonderful solution for people with hearing loss. For those not familiar with CapTel, these phones work the same as any other telephone, but they display the words the caller is saying. CapTel has four different models: 840, 840i, 880i, and 2400i . . . . and the focus of […]

Schedule Your IPAT Home First Tour in Mandan!

The gears are turning and the office is bustling at IPAT in Mandan! Do you want to view the amazing technology and learn about IPAT’s diverse amount of services? Then schedule a tour of IPAT’s Home First Demonstration Center in Mandan today! Whether you’re a family member or friend, an individual in need, a medical […]

Get Hip with the hipKey

Losing your keys? Need a motion alarm on a laptop bag? How about an alarm to keep your child nearby? The hipKey has you covered! hipKey is a simple Bluetooth device that connects your iPhone to your valuables. A number of settings (volume, vibration, distance) allow for the hipKey to work at a full capacity. […]

Mandan Home First Demonstration Center!

Drum roll please . . . . The Mandan Home First Demonstration Center is here! Complete with a bedroom, living room, bathroom, and kitchen, the Home First Demonstration Center is certain to educate and meet the needs of many. The phenomenal effort of the IPAT team along with board members, contractors, and many others made this […]

Amplify YOUR Voice on the Phone

Many times we think of solutions to amplify the incoming voice during a phone call. However, what about amplifying your outgoing voice? Whether it be from surgery, illness, or simply having a soft voice, there is technology to assist in this barrier. Below are a few great phones that amplify your voice and come with some wonderful features. […]

IPAT Welcomes New Team Members!

Jackie Hovind ~ Receptionist I started with IPAT on March 14th. Before IPAT, I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND. Currently, I live in Fargo with my husband, Dylan. I enjoy playing piano, singing, theatre, and being with my family – and I also teach piano lessons in Valley City!     CJ Forest ~ Receptionist I’m CJ, the […]

Home First . . . . On the Way!

Folks, get ready! The new IPAT office in Mandan, ND is set to open this July 2016. With more office space, an expanded rental library, a welcoming conference room, and a beautiful Technology Access Center, this area will fall nothing short of great. Oh . . . . and a Home First Demonstration Center! The […]

IPAT CAC Members to Volunteer at McQuade Softball

IPAT CAC Volunteering The 41st Annual Sam McQuade Sr. Charity Softball Tournament will be held the weekend of June 24, 25, and 26, 2016. It is the USA’s largest non-profit, slowpitch softball tournament, which brings people from all over the nation and Canada. In 2015, 436 teams participated in this great event! The tournament donates […]