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Nothing in life is free, right? Wrong!

When I look at the many applications out there, I become more and more aware of all the free applications available to those who are blind or visually impaired that really can open up the world. Lacey Long, vision teacher with Morton County, was over to visit our facility and mentioned some of the applications […]

Creating an Accessible Word 2013 Document: It’s Easier Than You Might Think!

Creating an accessible electronic document may seem like a daunting task, but just like building an accessible home, if you do it right from the beginning versus trying to retrofit it later, the task is so much easier! So when I say “accessible electronic document”, what do I mean? An accessible electronic document is one […]

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 […]

Assistive Technology Doesn’t need a Computer Chip!

Do you see the Assistive Technology (AT) in this picture? If you guessed the rubber band, you are correct! This little “high tech” piece of rubber can help an individual with vision loss detect the right condiment, shampoo from conditioner, etc., and even though it doesn’t “plug in” or have electricity, it is still AT. […]

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 […]

Learn How Assistive Saved a Woman’s Life!

We work with a lot of assistive technology (AT) devices here at, Assistive.  Some of this AT not only increases independence , but can actually save a life.  One of our very own board members, Carol Anhorn, discovered this. “As a marketing professional for more than 30 years, I have often been asked to serve […]

We Are Officially ASSISTIVE!

We are now Officially ND ASSISTIVE!! Our open houses in Mandan and Fargo are complete. We are all so excited and grateful to be working at ASSISTIVE and to continue to help people with disabilities discover that there is NO impossible with Assistive Technology! Thank you to all who helped make this possible including David Hanson […]

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 […]

Get the News in ASL!

According to Venkat Rao’s Assistive Technology Blog, one I read often, a Texas man is providing a great service to people who are Deaf and use American Sign Language (ASL).  Alex Abenchuchan from Austin hosts The Daily Moth YouTube Channel where he provides “trending stories and Deaf topics with a twist of humor and Deaf culture,” all signed in ASL.  The […]