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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 […]

Do You Hear Me Now? An Amplified Phone for a Landline

There are so many excellent amplified phones for landlines made these days, but I want to mention one of these phones that I especially like.  The Panasonic KX-TGM450S cordless phone has great amplification (50 dB) but I found these other attributes that really make this phone special.   Loud 112 dB ringer Talking caller ID […]

Welcoming Carol Meier to Assistive

Hello everyone! My name is Carol Meier and I’m the newest member of the Assistive team. I am so excited and happy to be a part of this wonderful group! I have spent the past 13 years working as a receptionist/sales assistant at Touchmark on West Century. I am married to a wonderful man named Mike, who was my […]

Is That a Banana In Your Ear? Understanding Hearing Loss

Hearing loss is not the same for everybody. For individuals with any degree of hearing loss, it can be very difficult trying to explain their loss. Some find that their friends and family with “normal” hearing just don’t get what it’s like to have a hearing impairment. Enter the “Speech Banana”. A wonderful visual tool […]

“Ask My Buddy,” a Friend in Time of Need

For those of you with an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Microsoft Cortana device, there is a new application that can help you in time of need.   The application is called Ask My Buddy.  It is an alert system using only your voice.  It can be used to contact your close friends or family […]

Meeting the Need in SD

Dallas and Mary Dietrich turned their tragedy into accessibility, for individuals with disabilities. In the winter of 1997, the Keystone, South Dakota couple was traveling with their son, daughter, and son-in-law on Interstate 90.  They were involved in an auto accident that killed the three children, cracked some of Mary’s ribs, and left Dallas with back […]

It’s National Senior Citizens Day!

The year was 1988; President Ronald Reagan created National Senior Citizens Day on August 21 with a proclamation, declaring that, “Throughout our history, older people have achieved much for our families, our communities, and our country. That remains true today, and gives us ample reason this year to reserve a special day in honor of […]

You Are Invented to Attend…

     A Night of Possibilities Monday, September 25, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM 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 these […]