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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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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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Going back to school for 2020-21 will be looking different for so many students and teachers.  Many school districts will be incorporating some type of remote learning and if not, they are probably prepared to be able to pivot to distance learning at the last minute due to COVID-19. One of the biggest challenges with…

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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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Since 2003, ND Assistive has administered the Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Services (TEDS), also known as the Specialized Telephone Program for the State of North Dakota. ND Assistive contracts with the ND Department of Human Services, Aging Services Division, to implement TEDS. The funds for equipment, client services, and administration for TEDS are provided through a…

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had a major effect on individuals and businesses everywhere.    Now that social distancing has been implemented, we have had to change the way we go about our day-to-day procedures and activities.  Many businesses have had to close their doors and suspend their operations without guarantee to re-open. Even though ND Assistive has…

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Now that coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading among communities here in ND, we have been advised to take social distancing/isolation measures by avoiding gatherings with friends & outside family. This, unfortunately, includes no contact visits with those that reside in retirement or long-term care facilities, etc. This adjustment to limit social interactions is not easy for…

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If you would like to see this bath solution in person or like to visit on any other assistive technology devices, please visit our website at www.ndassistive.org or give us a call 800-895-4725.  

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Here at ND Assistive one of our jobs is to keep an eye out for new technology solutions for individuals with disabilities to live more independently. One company we always stay in tune with is Apple. When it comes to taking the lead on building in accessibility features to their products, Apple is always taking…

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The North Dakota Telecommunications Equipment Distribution Service (TEDS) is designed to provide free specialized telephones and accessories to ND residents with severe hearing, vision, speech, cognitive or physical disabilities who have difficulty using standard telephones and who qualify financially. Communication on the phone is an essential tool for daily routine activities. For persons who may…

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