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Make Some Music with Assistive Technology!

Assistive Technology (AT) is found in every realm on life, including music! Every person, including those with disabilities, should be given an opportunity to explore and find what music makes them groove! In this blog check out a few of my favorite pieces of AT for creating or playing music. Keep in mind, this is […]

Raise a Glass and Help Raise Funds

Here is a chance to turn things you just might be doing anyway into a good deed that will improve the lives of others. Join Assistive for a good time and for a GREAT cause at the Fargo Brewing Company, ALES FOR ASSISTIVE on Monday, January 29 from 4-10 pm. For every pint of beer […]

Assistive and Hero – a Collaboration for Giving Hearts Day

Assistive (formerly IPAT) is happy to announce that not only are we again participating in Giving Hearts Day on Feb. 8, 2018; we are also teaming up with HERO (Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization) to promote the day. Our two organizations work hand in hand to provide area residents with accessible, affordable healthcare equipment and assistive […]

Aided Language Stimulation Explained by Cartoon!

Recently I attended a webinar from Saltillo, which had a great video for teachers and parents explaining Aided Language Stimulation  I have been sharing it with my parents and teachers quite a bit lately, so I thought it might be time to “blog it”. Aided Language Stimulation is a researched based type of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) […]

Proximity Sensor Switches – Big and Little

There is such a wide variety of adaptive switch options available for users that are physically challenged and have special needs to activate assistive technology devices in their environment. Users who do not have the ability to physically push down on a traditional adaptive switch or do not have the sensation of touch, are prime […]

GoTalk NOW App

I finally had the chance to sit down and really dive into the GoTalk NOW App. Here’s what I found! Overall Ease of Use: I highly recommend having the user guide open and readily available as you initially explore this app. The user guide features a quick-start section that will introduce you to the app’s core […]

Claro PDF Pro: A Comprehensive App for Learning

I have been looking for an app that will take a picture of a form or worksheet, convert it to text, leave it in its current format, have an option to read the text aloud, AND allow you to write, type, or use speech recognition within the document. Whew!! And, no, I do not think that […]

Don’t Overdose on Medication Just Because You Can’t Read the Prescription Bottle

Do you have trouble reading your prescription bottles?  The print is small and hard to read especially for those who are visually impaired, blind, or have a reading disability.  Taking the wrong medication or taking too much or too little can be very dangerous.  There is a company, En-Vision America, who has come out with […]

Word Bank Universal – Chrome Extension

Don Johnston Inc., the creator of the popular reading and writing support software Co:Writer, has taken the plunge into the world of Google Chrome extensions. This is not surprising, considering other reading and writing software such as Read&Write by texthelp and Microsoft Office have done the same. Extensions are a trend that are not going anywhere. […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Assistive!

Happy Thanksgiving from Assistive! Our offices are closed Friday, November 24, 2017.


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