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4 Ways to Customize an Android Device for Easier Use

Easier isn’t always the best choice in life. When we are talking about technology, and particularly the use of technology, easier is definitely the best choice. Mobile devices can be particularly useful for individuals that have a brain injury, learning disability, or someone learning a new device. The following ideas are provided to get you […]

Be Unstoppable with AT!

Here at IPAT, we help individuals of all ages and abilities find the right Assistive Technology (AT) to fit their needs! Even if you consider yourself a “dinosaur”, it’s never too late to learn and use AT to do what you want to do! For more information about IPAT and our services, feel free to […]

Assistive Technology for Arthritis

Do you find everyday tasks becoming increasingly more difficult due to arthritis? If so, here are a few examples of Assistive Technology (AT) that may ease the pain of arthritis and make everyday living a bit easier. Kitchen AT Rocker Knife EZ Vegetable Peeler Black & Decker Lids Off Jar Opener One Touch Jar Opener […]

Be Ready to Remain at Home – IPAT Can Help!

The word is out, Americans want to remain in their own home, surrounded by familiar people and belongings as they age. They want to stay in the neighborhood they know, surrounded by neighbors they trust. What’s more, the demands of being actively engaged in every-day home related tasks may actually serve to maintain independence and […]

Check Out The Home First Showroom App for the iPad!

Have you heard about IPAT’s Home First Showroom but haven’t been able to visit, yet?  Now you can explore the featured assistive technology (AT) remotely – in the comfort of your own home!  We have been working with Usman Khan and Samee Khan, from the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at North Dakota State University, […]

Computer Access and Parkinson’s: 3 Great Products and a Freebie!

For many people with Parkinson’s Disease, assistive technology (AT) for computer access is high on the list of needed accommodations.  Voice recognition software such as Dragon Natural Speaking  is a very popular recommendation and works for many people, but it may be too complex for some.  In addition, having a secondary method of computer access besides […]

IPAT’s Contracted Services Simplified

IPAT has several contracted services. Due to our organizational structure and staff expertise, state and private entities contract with us to deliver assistive technology (AT) related services. Below is key information about three contracted services IPAT administers. The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution Service (TEDS) and iCanConnect are two telecommunication programs that provide equipment to individuals who […]

Get Relief From Arm and Shoulder Pain With Computer Workstation Supports

The ErgoRest arm support is an articulating ergonomic support for elbows, forearms, and wrists that may be needed because of a repetitive stress injury, an acquired disease, or general weakness in the arms. ErgoRest will support the arm and can provide a full range of motion across a keyboard. Other applications include using the ErgoRest […]

Needed: YOU!

If you are a user of assistive technology or have a family member that is, read on! IPAT is looking for AT users or their family members to serve on our Consumer Advisory Council (CAC). The purpose of the CAC is to provide consumer-responsive, consumer-driven advice to IPAT for the planning, implementation and evaluation of […]

Search Through and Rent AT from IPAT’s Equipment Rental Program

  You know that ND AT4ALL is a great database for individuals in North Dakota to: List used equipment to sell, trade or donate Search for available used assistive technology (AT) Place want ads for items you are looking for (For more information, check out either of our blog posts AT4ALL: Buy, Sell, or Rent Assistive […]

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