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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, […]

Accessibility Features on Dish Network – TV Watching Made Easier

About a month ago, I visited the ND Vision Services/School for the Blind and had wonderful conversations with some of the staff.  One of the fascinating things I learned was from Candy Lien, Braille instructor.  I learned that Dish Network has some great options for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.  Candy told me […]

North Dakota Talent Producing AT Solutions

NDAssistive has entered into a partnership with the NDSU and UND schools of Mechanical, Electrical and Computer Engineering to design assistive technology devices for our consumers, that aren’t available in the open market.  A senior design team at UND is currently working on a reacher/grabber that will meet the specific needs of a current ND high school consumer, whose […]

Be My Eyes For a Minute!

Great news for Android users! Be My Eyes, a free application that was only available for iOS devices is now available for Android users! Today marks the beginning of access to the app for those who have print disabilities and volunteers alike. I’ve waited and waited and now it’s finally here!   So what does […]

No Fee-Emergency Alert System for Home with Your Cell Phone!

I was recently working with a woman who wanted her husband to be able to stay at home safely with an emergency alert system, but they only had a cellphone and could not afford another monthly fee. We decided to try a combination of the Freedom Alert with the X-Link Bluetooth Adapter. The Freedom Alert is a […]

Mandan Office Closed September 25-26, 2017 for Fundraising Event

Hello! Our Mandan Office will be closed Monday, September 25, 2017, at 12 pm through Tuesday, September 26, 2017, for our Fundraising event.  We are sold out; however, if you would like to still make a donation, please click the link below, and then click on on the Tickets link. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-night-of-possibilities-tickets-36616826915

You’re Invited – A Night of Possibilities

SEATS ARE LIMITED – GET YOUR TICKETS NOW BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELOW https://anightofpossibilities.eventbrite.com  Please join us and other local community advocates in supporting North Dakota and Western Minnesota residents with disabilities. Sometimes one piece of technology is all it takes for someone with a disability to gain independence and safety. Your ticket provides funding for […]