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Use A Personal Sound Amplification Device WIRELESSLY!

Simply put, Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) amplify sounds to help people hear better. PSAPs are different from hearing aids because they amplify all sounds with little room for adjustment, whereas hearing aids are designed to meet the specific needs of the individual. With that said PSAPs serve as an alternative when hearing aids are lost, damaged, or being […]

Assistive and HERO Celebrate Older Americans Month!

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is Engage at Every Age. The theme emphasizes that you are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being and celebrates the many ways older adults make a difference in our communities. Assistive and […]

The Silver Alert System: Locating Our Population Who Are Vulnerable

Today, May 3, marks one year that North Dakota signed the Silver Alert system into law.  ND’s Silver Alert system is a quick response system to help locate missing persons that include disabled and vulnerable elderly adults, as well as minors who have developmental disabilities. The Silver Alert System works much like the Amber Alert […]

The Critter Catcher as Assistive Technology?

  Do you have difficulty retrieving tiny items off the floor such as your pills, band-aids, contact lens, hearing aid battery, coins, etc., and your standard Reacher is not cut out for the job?  If so, the Critter Catcher just might do the trick!  This clever device, created to catch and dispose of the occasional arachnid […]

AIRA Glasses – Trained Eyes

My co-worker, Tami, and I went to the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego last month and there were so many AT (assistive technology) devices to see in the exhibit area and many great workshops on accessibility and AT.  One of the AT items I’ve been interested in for some time has been the […]

Assistive Celebrates Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Week

Assistive is pleased to recognize Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Week April 8-14 and are happy to celebrate it with all of our partners who are Vision Rehabilitation Therapists. The ND Department of Human Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation and the ND Vision Services/School for the Blind are experts we lean on as a resource,  and they […]

Assistive Technology Is Not for the Weak!

Phrases I hear too often… “I hope I’ll never need Assistive Technology (AT).” “I don’t need AT because someone else does that task for me.” “I could use AT, but I won’t because it will make me stick-out from the crowd.” These perceptions of Assistive Technology hold people back. And guess what? If you plan to live well […]

We Will Be Closed Friday, March 30th

We will be closed Friday, March 30th. Have a Happy Easter or Passover!

Use Your Landline Phone to Make Calls with the Echo Connect!

    Have you gone totally cellular? Has it left you missing the low hum of a well tuned dial tone? Do you miss the nostalgic feeling of dialing on a rotary phone – spending no less than 30 seconds cranking in a phone number only to get one digit wrong half way through, causing you […]

AbleLink Apps Create Independence

I have been following the work of AbleLink Technologies since I first saw them at a conference back in the late 90’s. I remember being captivated by their software applications on Personal Digital Assistants or PDAs, which helped people with cognitive disabilities increase their independent living and works skills.  Today the company is still at it […]


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