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What’s New to Zoom in iOS 8?

Until the recent iOS 8 update, the built-in Zoom accessibility feature consisted of the ability to magnify a device’s entire screen by double-tapping three fingers to zoom, dragging three fingers to move around the screen, and double-tapping three fingers and dragging to change zoom. (Check out the blog, 5 Great iPad Gestures for Low Vision to […]

Text-to-911 Coming to North Dakota!

Texting has become second nature to many Americans, and a communication game changer for the 55.5 million Americans who have hearing loss, deafness, or speech disabilities. Due to the changes in technology, texting instead of voicing is the go-to communication choice for 7 out of 10 Americans. Consequently, we now need to support texting as […]

ChatAble: A New Twist on an Augmentative Communication App

From user interface to features, ChatAble, will give you what you’d expect in a basic augmentative communication app and surprise you with what you didn’t even know you wanted.  At first glance, this app looks like many augmentative communication apps with a nice grid layout, clear speech, and understandable pictures.  With further investigation, one will find the […]

Help! I Can’t Hear On the Phone!

  I can’t hear on the phone. Its hard for me to understand some voices on the phone. I can’t understand people on the phone because they speak too quickly. It doesn’t matter how loud the phone is, I just can’t understand what people are saying! Above are all difficulties associated with hearing loss and […]

Considering AT in the IEP? The MATCH-UP Tool can Help with That!

September is upon us, and for many that means the beginning of a new school year. Teachers, students and parents are once again working together to make this academic year the best yet. For those supporting students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), their cornerstone to success is the Individualized Education Program (IEP). This […]

iPad Bluetooth Switch Interfaces: 4 Great Choices for Hands-Free Control!

Having access to the latest and greatest mobile device is a desire for many in the world, but can present a challenge if one does not have the ability to use their hands to touch the screen.  A Bluetooth switch interface can be the answer for many and can allow one to control a particular […]

Assistive Technology Blogs

AT IPAT we take pride in providing assistive technology information that is enjoyable, interesting, and timely. So as much as we hope you enjoy the content that we provide, there are also other great resources out there.  Below you will find links to a variety of my favorite blogs. If I didn’t mention your blog, […]

BigBrowser App: Making Internet Navigation Easier for Individuals with Low Vision

The iPad opens doors of opportunity for those with low vision. It makes reading possible (3 Ways to Read for iPad Users with Low Vision), serves as an affordable high end video magnifier (Turn Your iPad into a High-End Video Magnifier for Under $90), includes a built in zooming and magnifying gestures to use within […]

Need Help with Vision Loss? Find AT Related Services Here!

At IPAT, we help people every week that have just experienced a new vision loss or their vision loss has progressed to where they need help beyond standard correction. Usually their first question is: “What does North Dakota offer in the area of low vision and blindness services? ” For today’s post, I thought it […]

Assistive Technology Device a Lemon? There’s a Law for That!

Do you know North Dakota has a lemon law specific to assistive technology (AT) devices? We do, and like automotive lemon laws, this AT device warranties law protects consumers against defective AT devices. For example, a person who purchases a motorized scooter, communication device, or a stair-lift that does not work properly after repeated repairs […]


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