Do you need to make your home more accessible by adding a roll-in shower,  purchase a modified van with a lift to operate a vehicle independently again,  finance new hearing aids so you can listen to your grand child’s concert, or purchase a video magnifier to read the newspaper again?  If questions like these apply to you, our…

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To close out Older Americans Month,  I thought we would revisit our top five most visited blogs regarding assistive technology devices for people who aging since we started blogging in 2012.  These posts involve assistive technology (AT) to help a person communicate and be safe and independent in the home of their choice. 5-Accessible Kitchen Features Back in April 2016,…

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  Do you have difficulty retrieving tiny items off the floor such as your pills, band-aids, contact lens, hearing aid battery, coins, etc., and your standard Reacher is not cut out for the job?  If so, the Critter Catcher just might do the trick!  This clever device, created to catch and dispose of the occasional arachnid…

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I have been following the work of AbleLink Technologies since I first saw them at a conference back in the late 90’s. I remember being captivated by their software applications on Personal Digital Assistants or PDAs, which helped people with cognitive disabilities increase their independent living and works skills.  Today the company is still at it…

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One of the most natural things a person might want to do in life is to sit back and relax. However, if you live alone and cannot independently maneuver out of a comfy chair due to aging or a physical disability, this can be a difficult if not impossible activity.  Medicare may pay for the…

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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)…

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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…

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

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We are so lucky now with the bevy of apps available to scan in text and have it read aloud such as with the KNFB reader and Prizmo apps.  I guess I am a little spoiled, though, because now I want more!! I have many clients who would like to be able to see the document in its…

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Do you have trouble staying focused on a task because of your… “SQUIRREL!” …phone and all of its time-sucking apps?  Do you or your child have a diagnosed attention disorder and have trouble focusing due to the ever-present smartphone? If either of these scenarios is familiar, then the Forest: Stay Focused, Be Present app just might be a solution.…

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