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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Phrases I hear too often… “I hope I’ll never need Assistive Technology (AT).” “I don’t need AT because someone else does that task for me.” “I could use AT, but I won’t because it will make me stick-out from the crowd.” These perceptions of Assistive Technology hold people back. And guess what? If you plan to live well…

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    Have you gone totally cellular? Has it left you missing the low hum of a well tuned dial tone? Do you miss the nostalgic feeling of dialing on a rotary phone – spending no less than 30 seconds cranking in a phone number only to get one digit wrong half way through, causing you…

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I heard about the Due App from a buzz surrounding the Assistive Technology (AT) community. When something trends in our quirky group of professionals, you know it must be good. One trip to the App Store and 4 dollars and 99 cents later I had the app in hand and was eager with anticipation to…

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Thank you to everyone who participated in Ales for Assistive, our first ever fundraising partnership with the Fargo Brewing Company. The event was a huge success thanks to all who came out and supported us. If you missed the event this time, don’t worry! We have plans to host another one later this year. Remember…

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Assistive Technology (AT) is found in every realm on life, including music! Every person, including those with disabilities, should be given an opportunity to explore and find what music makes them groove! In this blog check out a few of my favorite pieces of AT for creating or playing music. Keep in mind, this is…

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I finally had the chance to sit down and really dive into the GoTalk NOW App. Here’s what I found! Overall Ease of Use: I highly recommend having the user guide open and readily available as you initially explore this app. The user guide features a quick-start section that will introduce you to the app’s core…

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