Sep 29 2014

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ChatAble: A New Twist on an Augmentative Communication App

From user interface to features, ChatAble, will give you what you’d expect in a basic augmentative communication app and surprise you with what you didn’t even know you wanted.  At first glance, this app looks like many augmentative communication apps with a nice grid layout, clear speech, and understandable pictures.  With further investigation, one will find the following …

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Sep 24 2014

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Help! I Can’t Hear On the Phone!

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I can’t hear on the phone. Its hard for me to understand some voices on the phone. I can’t understand people on the phone because they speak too quickly. It doesn’t matter how loud the phone is, I just can’t understand what people are saying! To help understand what it can be like listening to …

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Sep 22 2014

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Considering AT in the IEP? The MATCH-UP Tool can Help with That!

September is upon us, and for many that means the beginning of a new school year. Teachers, students and parents are once again working together to make this academic year the best yet. For those supporting students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), their cornerstone to success is the Individualized Education Program (IEP). This unique …

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Sep 18 2014

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iPad Bluetooth Switch Interfaces: 4 Great Choices for Hands-Free Control!

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Having access to the latest and greatest mobile device is a desire for many in the world, but can present a challenge if one does not have the ability to use their hands to touch the screen.  A Bluetooth switch interface can be the answer for many and can allow one to control a particular …

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Sep 15 2014

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Assistive Technology Blogs

AT IPAT we take pride in providing assistive technology information that is enjoyable, interesting, and timely. So as much as we hope you enjoy the content that we provide, there are also other great resources out there.  Below you will find links to a variety of my favorite blogs. If I didn’t mention your blog, …

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Sep 08 2014

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BigBrowser App: Making Internet Navigation Easier for Individuals with Low Vision

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The iPad opens doors of opportunity for those with low vision. It makes reading possible (3 Ways to Read for iPad Users with Low Vision), serves as an affordable high end video magnifier (Turn Your iPad into a High-End Video Magnifier for Under $90), includes a built in zooming and magnifying gestures to use within …

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Sep 05 2014

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Need Help with Vision Loss? Find AT Related Services Here!

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At IPAT, we help people every week that have just experienced a new vision loss or their vision loss has progressed to where they need help beyond standard correction. Usually their first question is: “What does North Dakota offer in the area of low vision and blindness services? ” For today’s post, I thought it …

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Sep 03 2014

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Why Being an Assistive Technology Professional is Great!

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The assistive technology profession can be summed up like most great things. It’s rewarding but frustrating. Challenging but exhilarating. Inspiring and at the same time vexing. Technology is available for so many that could benefit yet they cannot afford it, and individuals that could be successful using a device may be resistant to trying it. …

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Aug 27 2014

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Brain Injury and Assistive Technology: 10 Devices for Memory Loss

There are so many assistive technology (AT) devices available to help compensate for lost or diminished abilities due to brain injury, it is hard to know where to start.  Today I thought we would address the area of memory loss and talk about just 10 items to get you started on your quest. Remember this list …

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Aug 25 2014

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ND Autism Voucher = Funding for Assistive Technology Devices

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If you have a child that has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and is between three and 17 years old, the North Dakota Department of Human Services has a new program available. It is the Autism Services Voucher Program, and it can be used to help pay for assistive technology, training and other approved support services …

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