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Claro PDF Pro: A Comprehensive App for Learning

I have been looking for an app that will take a picture of a form or worksheet, convert it to text, leave it in its current format, have an option to read the text aloud, AND allow you to write, type, or use speech recognition within the document. Whew!! And, no, I do not think that […]

Don’t Overdose on Medication Just Because You Can’t Read the Prescription Bottle

Do you have trouble reading your prescription bottles?  The print is small and hard to read especially for those who are visually impaired, blind, or have a reading disability.  Taking the wrong medication or taking too much or too little can be very dangerous.  There is a company, En-Vision America, who has come out with […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Assistive!

Happy Thanksgiving from Assistive! Our offices are closed Friday, November 24, 2017.

National Diabetes Month – “You Are the Center of Your Diabetes”

November is National Diabetes Month and this year’s theme is “You Are the Center of Your Diabetes.”  This theme highlights the importance of managing your diabetes to prevent diabetes-related health issues and that you are vital to the process.  You must be your own advocate. According to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and […]

Brighter Light Isn’t Always Better!

Task Lighting is local and close lighting used for longer durations during a specific activity.  Some task lighting activities can include writing checks, reading a book, reading the mail, and sewing or needlework.  Proper lighting is fundamental to vision especially for low vision users.  Good lighting all depends on brightness, contrast and color and will […]

Claro ScanPen App: Another Tool for Reading!

We are so lucky now with the bevy of apps available to scan in text and have it read aloud such as with the KNFB reader and Prizmo apps.  I guess I am a little spoiled, though, because now I want more!! I have many clients who would like to be able to see the document in its […]

A Night of Possibilities was a Success!

We raised over $21,000 thanks to our sponsors and those who came to the event! Check out the fun we all had during A Night of Possibilities 2017. The event’s program was emceed by WDAY’s news anchor Kerstin Kealy and included a silent auction, live auction, raffle, and more! If you missed the event this year, […]

Amazon Echo: Make a Call

For about a year, Assistive staff has been writing blog series on the Amazon Echo.  The most recent featured blog was on “Ask My Buddy” application for Echo users.  By now, if we haven’t convinced individuals that the Amazon Echo is a powerful assistive technology (AT) device, one of their newer features will! Not too long […]

Stay Focused & Grow a Forest with this App!

Do you have trouble staying focused on a task because of your… “SQUIRREL!” …phone and all of its time-sucking apps?  Do you or your child have a diagnosed attention disorder and have trouble focusing due to the ever-present smartphone? If either of these scenarios is familiar, then the Forest: Stay Focused, Be Present app just might be a solution. […]

Halloween Fun for Everyone!

Halloween is that one day of the year when we can be someone else and people rejoice and give us treats! But, Halloween costumes and activities can get a little “spooky” for individuals with disabilities.  Let’s make Halloween inclusive for children with disabilities, and build better communities where no one is left out. Halloween can be a scary time, […]