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Amplify YOUR Voice on the Phone

Many times we think of solutions to amplify the incoming voice during a phone call. However, what about amplifying your outgoing voice? Whether it be from surgery, illness, or simply having a soft voice, there is technology to assist in this barrier. Below are a few great phones that amplify your voice and come with some wonderful features. […]

Octopus Smartwatch: a new way to stay on task!

One of the biggest challenges for people who struggle with staying on task is following a schedule throughout the day. Not long ago, Senior Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant Jeannie Krull published a wonderful 4 part series all about different types of scheduler and task management apps that can help people with Autism, and many others, stay […]

IPAT Welcomes New Team Members!

Jackie Hovind ~ Receptionist I started with IPAT on March 14th. Before IPAT, I worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND. Currently, I live in Fargo with my husband, Dylan. I enjoy playing piano, singing, theatre, and being with my family – and I also teach piano lessons in Valley City!     CJ Forest ~ Receptionist I’m CJ, the […]

Emergency Alert Pendant with Fall Detection and NO Monthly Fees!

Emergency Alert Pendants without monthly fees have been available for several years; however, they did not have Fall Detection. Up until recently an emergency pendant with fall detection was only available in devices with monthly fees.  Finally there is one available WITHOUT a monthly fee, the Future Call SOS Pendant Phone with Man Down Function! The SOS Pendant […]

A Great Beginning….

Thanks IPAT! Thank you for welcoming me into your dynamic team! I am the “New Kid on the Block,” so let me fill you in. My name is Lynette Wavra, a Valley City, North Dakota native, and longtime Fargo resident. I come to IPAT with a background in elementary education. I graduated from Valley City […]

Home First . . . . On the Way!

Folks, get ready! The new IPAT office in Mandan, ND is set to open this July 2016. With more office space, an expanded rental library, a welcoming conference room, and a beautiful Technology Access Center, this area will fall nothing short of great. Oh . . . . and a Home First Demonstration Center! The […]

IPAT Approved!

Here at IPAT we continually try our best to learn about the lasted and greatest assistive technology services and solutions. One way we stay up to date on new devices and services is through other amazing assistive technology blogs, and the Assistive Technology Blog is one of my personal favorites! Authored by Venkat Rao, the blog explores […]

Amazing Graduation Speech by Century High School (Bismarck, North Dakota) Senior, Tyler Schwab!

Tyler Schwab, 2016 graduate of Century High School in Bismarck, ND used his Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) to deliver a powerful graduation speech for his fellow classmates, friends, and family. Click here to watch Tyler’s Speech Congratulations Tyler! IPAT wishes you well in your future endeavors! Tyler in the news: WDAY News Coverage KFYR News Coverage   […]

Never Forget to Switch Over Your Laundry Again!

Laundry: one of life’s mundane inevitables that at some point we all must tackle. If you are one of the few lucky people, you may have found a roommate or partner who loves doing laundry, making it a nonissue. However, if you live alone or, if you are like me, you are the partner who […]

IPAT CAC Members to Volunteer at McQuade Softball

IPAT CAC Volunteering The 41st Annual Sam McQuade Sr. Charity Softball Tournament will be held the weekend of June 24, 25, and 26, 2016. It is the USA’s largest non-profit, slowpitch softball tournament, which brings people from all over the nation and Canada. In 2015, 436 teams participated in this great event! The tournament donates […]

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