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Having trouble with tying shoelaces, shoelaces coming undone, or troubles untying someone else’s secured knot?  When it comes to tying shoes, everyone has different limitations and learning styles. Some of the reasons why people have problems could include conditions such as arthritis, dyspraxia, cerebral palsy, stroke, limited dexterity, recovering from recent surgery, for runners, learning…

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What does a person who is hard of hearing or deaf do when he is pulled over by a police officer? A few years ago, the staff of the ND School for the Deaf/Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing (NDSD) decided to assist both police officers and those with hearing loss in this…

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Some of the latest and greatest AT devices you just have to see to believe. The OBI Self-Feeding System is one of those devices. It’s basically a robotic arm that helps people who lack upper extremity function to eat at the table with very little assistance from someone else. We’re excited to share this with…

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About Facebook Portal Facebook Portal is a smart display specifically designed to use with Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp video calling.  It also has Amazon’s Alexa smart assistant and several media apps built-in. Portal has these video calling features: Make and receive voice or video calls to/from your Facebook Messenger and/or WhatsApp contacts Smart Camera automatically…

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Assistive Technology Support North Dakota Assistive strives to provide informative, unbiased assistive technology resources for North Dakotans with disabilities and those who are experiencing the effects of aging, and their families, caregivers, and service providers. This support section will be regularly updated and expanded. Please check back regularly for additional support pages. We seek to…

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Ways to Connect In the time of social distancing, video calling is a great way for us to connect “face-to-face” with family and friends.  North Dakota Assistive has created a series of support articles to help you select and start using the best video calling solution for your needs. If you would like additional support…

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About Google Meet Google Meet is Google’s advanced video calling app.  As of May 2020 Google Meet has become free for everyone!  It allows you to quickly and easily place and receive video calls from other Google Meet users. You can even join a Google Meet meeting even if you don’t have a Google Meet…

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About Zoom Zoom, Zoom, Zoom! This video calling app has been all over the news. Zoom allows you to send and receive Zoom messages, audio calls, and video calls to/from other Zoom users.  Additionally, you can join someone else’s Zoom meeting without needing your own Zoom account.* A basic Zoom license is free and has…

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  About Skype Skype is among the oldest and most established of the video calling apps currently available.  Skype is owned by Microsoft and thus offers many of Microsoft’s accessibility features including great support for users of screen readers.  A free Skype account allows you to send and receive Skype messages, audio, and video calls,…

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About Google Duo Google Duo is Google’s simplified video calling app.  Google Duo allows you to quickly and easily place and receive video calls from other Google Duo users. Google Duo has the following features: Note sharing – mobile devices only Voice messaging (like leaving a message on an answering machine) – mobile devices only…

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