Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap comparison

Amazon Echo Part 3: Whats The Difference Between The Amazon Echo, Dot, And Tap?

Amazon came out with three amazing products, the Echo, Dot, and Tap that all have on thing in common – Alexa Voice Service. By activating the feature users access music, information, news, sports scores, weather, and more. There is a growing number of smart home devices and applications that work with the Echo, Dot and…
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Night-Shift iOS 9.3 feature

Diminish Screen Flicker & Brightness For People With Brain Injury

For some people with brain injury, lights can be debilitating due to photosensitivity. Some accommodate this by using sunglasses and hats with brims, however, this doesn’t do much for the bright,  flickering lights emanating from computer and mobile device screens. I was working with an individual with a brain injury last week who needed such an accommodation because…
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3X Designer Folding Magnifier

Couple “Gets By” In Their Home With A Little Help From Their IPAT Friends, And Others!

  One blessing of working at IPAT, is the opportunity it provides to build relationships with consumers across ND. I’ve recently come to know a Fargo couple, who remain in their own home after 70+ years of marriage!  They are a modest pair with no interest in the limelight, so I won’t speak of them…
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911 Call if you can, text if you can't

911 And Texting In North Dakota: It’s HERE!!

As of today, texting a 911 operator is now a possibility, statewide in North Dakota. This is a major service improvement for people with hearing or speech disabilities, enabling them to text for help in an emergency. Contacting dispatch operators by texting may also aid those in situations, such as domestic violence, where calling 911…
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Amazon Echo Part 2: Echo + IFTTT = A Match Made In The Internet Of Things

In this blog series, we will explore the new AT star, Amazon Echo. It was released November of 2014 with huge assistive technology (AT) promise. Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker users control with their voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more. In the blog Amazon Echo Part…
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