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Update on Seeing AI Application: More Channels and More Countries

In August I wrote a blog about Seeing AI (http://ndipat.org/blog/seeing-ai-eye-like-it/) which is an iOS application designed primarily for those who are blind or visually impaired.  This FREE app uses the camera on an iPhone or iPad to describe the world. Here is the update.  In addition to reading short text immediately, scanning and dictating a […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month

            March is a time to conduct awareness on brain injury and recognize that more than 5 million Americans or more than 13,000 North Dakotans currently live with a disability as a result of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is the result of external trauma to the head or […]


ASSISTIVE is pleased to announce that Jeff Pederson has joined the staff as Chief Executive Officer. He has overall strategic and operational responsibility for the staff, programs, expansion, and execution of the mission for ASSISTIVE. Jeff earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Valley City State University and worked toward his MBA at Minnesota […]

Thank you, Giving Hearts!

Thanks so much to all of you who made our Giving Hearts Day a success for Assistive.  With your help, we raised more than $13,000 and (even more important) raised the awareness of what Assistive can do for people. All the funds raised will go towards our Possibilities Grant Program.  This program provides assistive technology […]

Amplify Your Cell Phone at Home

The number of older American adults relying on their cell phones over the use of a landline to make calls at home is growing.  Those older American adults that have a hearing loss can now enjoy amplified calls using their existing cell phone service with an amplified phone at home. Amplified Bluetooth phones are specialized […]

Giving HEARTS Day is HERE!

It’s finally here!  Giving Hearts Day – a chance to make a difference.   HERO and ND Assistive work hand in hand to provide area residents with accessible, affordable healthcare equipment and assistive technology.  Together we make our community better by providing important resources for those in need. This Giving Hearts Day you can be […]

The ASSISTIVE Possibilities Fund Gives a Lift!

  One of the most natural things a person might want to do in life is to sit back and relax. However, if you live alone and cannot independently maneuver out of a comfy chair due to aging or a physical disability, this can be a difficult if not impossible activity.  Medicare may pay for […]

Ales for Assistive was an Amazing Success!

Thank you to everyone who participated in Ales for Assistive, our first ever fundraising partnership with the Fargo Brewing Company. The event was a huge success thanks to all who came out and supported us. If you missed the event this time, don’t worry! We have plans to host another one later this year. Remember […]

Possibilities for Myron

Giving Hearts Day is scheduled for Thursday, February 8, 2018.  We are asking you to mark your calendar and help us make the Impossible Possible for those with disabilities in need of assistive technology.   Donating on Giving Hearts Day is easy! Simply go to www.givingheartsday.org and follow the easy instructions. By visiting the website […]

Raise a Glass and Help Raise Funds

Here is a chance to turn things you just might be doing anyway into a good deed that will improve the lives of others. Join Assistive for a good time and for a GREAT cause at the Fargo Brewing Company, ALES FOR ASSISTIVE on Monday, January 29 from 4-10 pm. For every pint of beer […]