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Acacia Stuckle, NDSU Extension agent from Emmons County wrote this story for her local paper, and she is allowing us to share it. It might sound silly to say, but COVID-19 has made me homesick. Definitely not homesick for my home, as we spend more than enough time there these days. However, homesick for my…

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Assistive technology changes lives, but not just any assistive technology will do.  Every user has unique needs and matching those needs to the available assistive technology is key. And, making use of the technology devices a person already owns and uses well, can produce an even better result. The video below tells Matt’s story of…

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ND Assistive offers 2 different financing program options for ND residents with disabilities to purchase assistive technology (AT).  In my blog last month, I covered how our Possibilities grant program is available to assist with funding assistive technology.  ND Assistive’s Assistive Technology Financial Loan Program (ATFLP) aims to provide another financing option for those in…

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With the recent releases of the iOS 14 and Android 11 operating systems, your iOS and Android smartphones can now alert you to important environmental sounds such as doorbells, fire alarms, and dogs barking.  These accessibility features have been specifically designed for d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing users.  Home alerting systems, such as the Clarity…

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No Fee for AT Short Term Equipment Trials There are so many devices for so many different uses out there!  Is it any wonder that one could be overwhelmed with what may or may not work for themselves or someone in their life that would benefit from assistive technology? At ND Assistive, we are here…

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iPads and tablets have become more widely used in our everyday lives and have provided an essential means of communication, and are used for education and entertainment for people of all ages. We work with many people who need to be able to take pictures of text and have it read back to them through…

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Paying for assistive technology can be challenging and seem overwhelming for many individuals after a device has been identified for them. ND Assistive raises dollars through donations and on Giving Hearts Day to help ND residents with disabilities obtain the assistive technology (AT) they need for independence at home.  All the dollars raised go directly…

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According to the National Fire Protective Association, ranges or cooktops account for almost two-thirds of home cooking fire incidents, and unattended equipment is a factor in one-third of reported home cooking fires and half of associated deaths. What should you do if you or your loved one forgets food on the stove unattended which could…

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I have ADHD and in honor of ADHD Awareness Month, I would like to tell you about my personal favorite assistive technology (AT) for ADHD.  They are, in order: Noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones Digital reminder lists Apple Watch Noise-canceling Bluetooth Headphones Like many with ADHD, I’m easily distracted by noise.  A comfy pair of over-the-head, noise-canceling Bluetooth…

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Computers, smartphones, and tablets have become an important part of everyone’s day-to-day functions.  As these devices become more robust they open up a wide range of possibilities for people of all ages, especially for individuals with a disability or impairment. All of these popular devices have useful accessibility features, known as assistive technology, built into…

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