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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 […]

Get a Closer Look at the Optelec Traveller HD

Low vision products help individuals with vision impairments.  But with so many types and varieties of low vision products to choose from it is important to concentrate on the specific needs you have for a magnifier. The Optelec Traveller HD is perfect for those looking for a portable, lightweight video magnification device to read printed […]

Get a Grip on Your Hand Mobility

Have you been looking for a simple multi-use gripping device to assist with everyday tasks such as eating, brushing your teeth, or writing? NuMuv Products have developed the Grip-Aid.  This versatile assistive device is perfect for those with arthritis, grasp limitations due to surgery, or any other hand/finger disabilities. The Grip-Aid is ergonomically designed to […]

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 […]

EMMA – a wearable invention that could change the life of someone with tremors

There is a new program on the BBC entitled “The Big Life Fix” which pairs an inventor with someone in need to tackle real life problems.  The first episode featured Emma Lawton, a graphic designer who suffers from Parkinson’s disease with inventor Haiyan Zhang.  In the past Haiyan worked on a cutlery product for people […]

Glad To Be Part of Something Grand!

Hi! My name is Annette Goehring.  I’m a native of Zeeland, ND. My husband Doug and I live in Bismarck. We have six children (three sons and three daughters) ranging in age from 16 to 32.  We are also abundantly blessed with seven fun and energetic grandchildren (four boys and three girls) ranging in age […]

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. […]

A new “Gizmo” for people who may wander, and it’s available from Verizon!

Are you looking for a GPS device that will assist someone who has Alzheimer’s, autism, or a tramatic brain injury that will work also as a phone? The GizmoPal 2 watch from Verizon might be a possible solution. I met a woman at the State Capitol’s Disabilities Day who had purchased the GizmoPal 2 watch […]

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 […]

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: […]