Red with white snowflakes. Reads Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2018.
ND Assistive will be closed the following office hours this holiday season. Fargo Office:  Wednesday, December 19th: CLOSED 8 am – Noon Monday, December 24th: CLOSED Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED Tuesday, January 1st: CLOSED Mandan Office:  Monday, December 24th: CLOSED Tuesday, December 25th: CLOSED Tuesday, January 1st: CLOSED

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Lately, I’ve been dabbling in the world of Dragon Professional Individual 15. Dragon Professional Individual 15, let’s call it Dragon for short, is a software that allows users to completely control the computer with the power of their voice. Many people use Dragon for dictation purposes; but for those with physical disabilities, Dragon can be the bridge…

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USee stand tablet magnifying a yellow mustard packet
NOTE: ITEM DISCONTINUED    More and more people with low vision are embracing assistive technology to stay as independent as possible. Did you know that often times those individuals use their smartphones and tablets to magnify what they are trying to read? Yes! Devices like smartphones and tablets are multipurpose, easy to transport, and provide more reading…

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Hearing Carry Over Diagram
What is Hearing Carry Over? Hearing Carry Over (HCO) is a Relay North Dakota telephone service for people who can hear but cannot use their voice or have a difficult to understand voice. HCO allows users to hear the person they are calling and speak to that person by typing to a relay operator who, in turn,…

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StickyKeys Menu for iPhone
Over the past 5 years, we have written about many technologies that can help people with disabilities use a cellphone independently. In the coming months, we thought we would bring it all together for you, to eventually create a reference guide for cellphone assistive technology. In the last post, we will provide you with a…

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The Mandan office will be closed Monday, July 23rd and, Tuesday, July 24th. The Fargo office with be closed  from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday, July 23rd and, from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday, July 24th. The closures are due to our all staff meeting. Thank you for your understanding.

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From ND Assistive to you, have a happy and safe 4th of July. As we celebrate our Nation’s Independence Day, lets also celebrate the independence made possible by Assistive Technology! BOTH THE MANDAN AND FARGO OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4TH, 2018. THIS WEEK ESPECIALLY – PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT AS STAFF AVAILABILITY WILL…

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It’s no secret people are spending more and more time on their cell phone and less time living in the moment. For those with disabilities effecting their attention, cell phones and other digital devices can cause distractions that prevent them from focusing when it is very important like at work or school. That is why…

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Simply put, Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) amplify sounds to help people hear better. PSAPs are different from hearing aids because they amplify all sounds with little room for adjustment, whereas hearing aids are designed to meet the specific needs of the individual. With that said PSAPs serve as an alternative when hearing aids are lost, damaged, or being…

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May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme is Engage at Every Age. The theme emphasizes that you are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being and celebrates the many ways older adults make a difference in our communities. Assistive and…

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