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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I am in full Black Friday mode and primed for all those great deals! If you are like me, you get excited and wait all year for the Black Friday shopping. For many years I have tracked the great deals by studying all the sale ads both in print and online the weekend before Thanksgiving.…

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October is here and it’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month! Since 1988, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) has been an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of NDEAM is to educate about disability employment issues as well as celebrate the many varied contributions of those workers with disabilities. This year’s…

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Last month I covered the basics of smart home technology. In this blog I’m going to cover items to consider when taking the steps to turn your home into a smart home. There are many things to consider before investing in smart home systems. Current Set Up First, one needs to look at if their…

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Back in June, ND Assistive announced receiving a $75,000 grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. This grant allowed ND Assistive to expand our two existing Home First Centers (simulated homes filled with assistive technology in every room) into state-of-the-art Smart Homes. So what are Smart Homes? Most individuals have heard this commonly used…

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The 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is this Friday.  On July 26, 1990, President George H. W. Bush signed into law the ADA to give civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities.  This law prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and…

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Recently we had family members stop in our office to donate back assistive technology devices that their now deceased mother had received from one of our programs.  The family shared how the goal was to keep their mom in her home until she passed.  They were able to accomplish their goal with the help of…

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