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iReadWrite- A nice app for reading and writing support

iReadWrite is the latest assistive technology app available from Texthelp. The company is best known for Read and Write Gold, a software package used for a variety learning disabilities to include aids to help with reading, writing, and research. iReadWrite is an application that aids in reading and writing skills for the iPad. The following […]

Tax Help & Accessible Forms Available

The month of April is fast upon us, which for many means tax filing time. For individuals with disabilities or those experiencing the effects of aging, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has made tax forms available in accessible file formats. These tax forms can be downloaded or viewed online in; text-only, Braille ready files, browser-friendly HTML, […]

Communication: Voice Output Makes a Difference!

Can you imagine being without a voice for 1 ½ years? Me neither! Well that is what happened to Chris, a 40 year old Fargo man with cerebral palsy. His voice output communication system that he had been using since the summer of 2000 broke down, and due to insurance complications, obtaining a new device […]

Use This Pill Box To Keep Up With Your Medication and Stay Active

Of all the assistive technology devices available, medication dispensers may be the area that can have the greatest impact on a person’s choice of residence. In some cases it may mean the difference between living at home and moving to a skilled care facility. The choices are varied and we’ve talked about medication dispensers before […]

Use this one device to make getting in and out of the car easy again

Summer is right around the corner and that means more people driving their cars. For some, driving is difficult because getting in and out of the car may cause pain. The Handybar may be the assistive technology device to help ease that pain. The Handybar fits into the car door latch and just like that […]

Beat the Dizzies with AT

Taking prescription medication is part of everyday life for 34% of American adults. Unfortunately, a common side effect of medication is dizziness, which can lead to falls and sometimes result in hospitalizations. This was the scenario experienced by an elderly woman who came to IPAT looking for help. She wanted ideas on how to cope […]

Trying to Get Organized and Remember Tasks? Any.Do It!

Like many people, my schedule is a “little” hectic, and I am always looking for ways to be more productive, stay organized, and to remember to do certain tasks, like “write this blog!” After finally joining the millions of fellow techies and diving into the android smartphone world, I started a quest to find the perfect app […]

Graphene and the Future of Assistive Technology

The world of assistive technology (AT) changes on a daily basis for a variety of reasons. Advancements in technology are the main reason for this and as an AT provider it’s IPAT’s job to stay on top of all the developments.  We like to provide you with the up to date news and on occasion […]

Time to Get Up!

If you’ve got a hearing loss or have a family member who does, you may have even more difficulty with that daily dilemma of getting up in the morning. Regular alarm clocks, even the most creatively annoying, just aren’t enough help if your hearing loss is severe or even total. There are however, two types […]

Look to AT to Enhance Low Vision

Over 3.3 million Americans over the age of 40 have low vision. IPAT staff hears from them, their family members, and service providers frequently as they search for ways to do every-day tasks differently. When something as simple as checking the time on a watch, or seeing the difference between a one-dollar bill and a […]


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