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The Best Web Browser for Seeing and Reading

It is no surprise – on average, people are spending more and more time online. The internet is used for leisure time activities at home, for an assortment of tasks at work, and for research and resources in education. To access this amazing tool, the internet user calls upon their web browser of choice. A web browser is […]

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)

Scenario: You’re unwinding for the night and reading your favorite book before getting some nice, restful sleep. Suddenly, your cell phone makes an unusual sound compared to receiving a text or email. You reach over to investigate. To your surprise, your phone just alerted you to a tornado warning for your county! You quickly spring […]

New iPad and Mobile Device Mounts Available for Rent from IPAT: Part 2

Last month in Part One we talked about two mobile device mounts new to the IPAT equipment loan library, Modular Hose and the Latitude Mount. Here are two more mounting systems,equally as interesting, that can be attached to a bed, wheelchair or table. These are new to our IPAT Equipment Loan Library and available for rent […]

The Scoop On Digital Hearing Aids

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, “About 2 percent of adults aged 45 to 54 have disabling hearing loss. The rate increases to 8.5 percent for adults aged 55 to 64. Nearly 25 percent of those aged 65 to 74 and 50 percent of those who are 75 and older […]

Counteract Tremors with Liftware

Eating with tremors associated with Essential Tremor or Parkinson’s Disease can sometimes be an arduous task, and, at times, near impossible. Liftware is a simple device which may overcome this barrier and allow people to once again enjoy meal time. Liftware automatically stabilizes and cancels out a tremor by up to 70%. The first video below […]

New iPad and Mobile Device Mounts Available for Rent from IPAT: Part 1

Looking for a new mount to make that iPad or new Android tablet accessible for someone to use while in a wheelchair, bed, or table?  Here are some mounts that just might do the trick.  These are new to our IPAT Equipment Loan Library and available for rent by going to the IPAT AT4All website or by calling 1-800-895-4728. Stay […]

How to Set Up Bluetooth Switch Controls with an iPad

IPAT receives calls daily from people using assistive technology (AT). An AT call currently popping up is from families, therapists and teachers looking for help setting up a Bluetooth switch to control an iPad. While preparing this blog to address that question, I came across a wonderful resource that provides step-by-step directions and a YouTube video for the commonly […]

Compression Socks: On and Off!

Compression socks (or stockings) are a specialized hosiery designed to improve blood flow in your legs. They can can help with swelling, aching and heavy legs, and prevent blood clots. Although there are a number of benefits, these specialized socks can be difficult to put on and take off. Some trivial tips include: allowing lotion to dry […]

ALS Association of MN/SD/ND: Another Assistive Technology Funding Resource!

Do you know someone with ALS who needs assistive technology (AT)?  If they live in MN, Eastern SD, ND or Superior, Wisconsin, help may be available! The following two programs in relation to AT are provided by the ALS Association-MN/ND/SD Chapter and are made possible by donations and fundraisers.  If you do not live in this region, check […]

U.S. Currency Reader Free of Charge!

Under the U.S. Currency Reader Program, U.S. citizens or persons legally residing in the U.S. and its territories who are blind or visually impaired can obtain a currency reader device at no cost. The currency reader, known as the iBill® Talking Banknote Identifier, is compact in size, easy to use, and provides a response within […]

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