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ASSISTIVE Now Serves Minnesota!

– ASSISTIVE now serves people with disabilities and those experiencing the effects of aging in Minnesota. Thanks to a recent partnership with MN STAR, the Minnesota State Assistive Technology Act Program, we can provide assistive technology (AT) demonstrations and loans to Minnesotans at no charge. An inventory of equipment available for loan and demonstration can…
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We Can All Learn A Lesson From A Fifth Grader Who Is Blind

When Hibiki Sakai was a baby, he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in both eyes and lost his sight due to the life-saving surgeries that were necessary.  Fortunately, this hasn’t stopped this ten-year old from enjoying video games like other young boys. Hibiki, a 5th grader from Japan, recently sent the Nintendo company a letter, telling…
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My Deaf-Blind Journey By Shirley Robideau

In the early 1980’s, I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.  I had never heard of the term and was terrified when the doctor said, “You are going to go blind.” I tried to find out as much as I could about RP but there was not enough information about it at the time.  My vision…
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Medical Alert Systems: Switch Adapted Options

Many individuals of all ages require some type of Medical Alert Systems that can alert friends, family, caregivers or even local emergency services outside the home when they need help. But what if an individual can’t use their hands to press a button, requiring a switch adapted Medical Alert System? Through this blog, I will…
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Voice Controlled Calculator Apps – Give Your Hands A Break!

Give your hands a break, and make your voice go to work Voice recognition software has been around for many years, but was recently popularized by Siri, iOS’ voice assistant. Now people are using their voice to complete tasks from setting an alarm to wake them up in the morning to figure out Elvis’ favorite color. For…
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