Picture of another view inside the Care Hub app
We have written several blogs on the Amazon Alexa device and how its users can use it.  This device can keep up with the news, play music, create a smart home, make phone calls with Alexa, or even video and drop-in calls.  And during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Amazon Alexa sure has been a helpful…

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Modified Kitchen island and kitchen cupboards
If you are old enough to remember the cartoon, the Jetsons, a comical version of a century in the future, you will realize that many of the devices they had have come to fruition:  videophones, robotic assistance like the Roomba and jetpacks.  One thing the Jetsons didn’t have to consider was home modifications for people…

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According to the National Fire Protective Association, ranges or cooktops account for almost two-thirds of home cooking fire incidents, and unattended equipment is a factor in one-third of reported home cooking fires and half of associated deaths. What should you do if you or your loved one forgets food on the stove unattended which could…

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Picture of text reads: Please let me alone. I've got a weeks worth of work to do in 3 hours because i have the time management skills of a carrot.
I have ADHD and in honor of ADHD Awareness Month, I would like to tell you about my personal favorite assistive technology (AT) for ADHD.  They are, in order: Noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones Digital reminder lists Apple Watch Noise-canceling Bluetooth Headphones Like many with ADHD, I’m easily distracted by noise.  A comfy pair of over-the-head, noise-canceling Bluetooth…

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ND Assistive First Assistive Technology Center
Although the development of assistive technology (AT) started much earlier, the field of AT, in my opinion, did not really come into the public eye until the 80s, which is when I first learned about it in college.  The year 2020 marks the 32nd anniversary of the Assistive Technology Act, the 30th Anniversary of the…

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Tami holding a sign to call 800-895-4728
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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The Echo SHow with two people and a dog having a video call The captions read" Man w/Dog: "There's mama!"
With COVID-19, you may have heard stories lately of seniors, people with disabilities, and those with health issues only being able to have “face-to-face” conversations with their loved ones through a window. But what if no one can get to their window,  and they are not technically savvy enough to do a video call like…

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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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Specialized phones
Maintaining connection to our loved ones is crucial to combating the feelings of loneliness, isolation, depression, and anxiety that have arrived hand-in-hand with the COVID-19 pandemic.  As public health officials warn us to avoid in-person contact, nursing homes and assisted living facilities have shuttered their doors to visitors and residents are remaining in their rooms,…

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Candy Lien (former employee from ND Vision Services/School for the Blind) recently wrote an article for the ND Association of the Blind’s newsletter, and she agreed to allow us to use it for this blog.  Candy describes her experience with the new Blind Shell Classic phone and I thought it would be beneficial for our…

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