Nov 20 2014

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Speak Selection, Speak Screen, and VoiceOver – What’s the Difference?

  iOS built in accessibility features open doors of possibilities for individuals with low vision or blindness so that they can easily use their iPhone, iPod, or iPad. I’ve explored what the Zoom accessibility feature offers in my blog, “What’s New to Zoom in iOS 8?” Today, I’d like to explore three more accessibility features for …

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Nov 19 2014

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Traumatic Brain Injury and Smart Phones: No 4G or WiFi needed!

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Smartphones with apps to compensate for memory loss are great tools for some people with traumatic brain injury.  However, some people who may be candidates for mobile devices and apps, may not be quite ready for a fully connected smartphone for many reasons such as they cannot afford the monthly fee or they may not have the skills …

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Nov 14 2014

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Have Multiple Sclerosis and Need Funding for Assistive Technology?

When it comes to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and finding funding for needed assistive technology (AT), it has been my experience that the MS Society is an often overlooked funding source.   According to the Upper Midwest MS Society webpage (which is the chapter that serves ND, MN, SD, Iowa and several counties in western Wisconsin and Nebraska), …

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Nov 10 2014

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With this Ring . . . I Thee Mouse!

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For adults experiencing tremors or arthritis, using a standard mouse can be difficult. I received a call from an older gentleman who was having just such difficulties due to Parkinson’s disease. He wanted to continue using his mouse to point and click, but needed a way to contain the tremor in his fingers to do …

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Nov 06 2014

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Text-to-Speech with ClaroSpeak

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The availability of text-to-speech apps has become one of the areas that is increasingly popular with app developers. There is a reason for that. The applications for this type of tool can be helpful for a variety of reasons, e.g. learning disability, vision loss, communication needs. The recently updated ClaroSpeak is another option provided by Claro Software. _____________________________________________ …

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Nov 03 2014

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Crazy About Keyboards!

The most wonderful thing about keyboards is there is a keyboard for everyone! Although you can certainly purchase unique and customizable keyboards like these … … there are many more keyboards available that can help individuals with disabilities, or individuals experiencing pain from repetitive stress injuries, access the computer with ease. In this blog, I will introduce …

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Oct 30 2014

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Is that Google Glass? No, It’s the OrCam!

Vision loss can be very difficult. For those born with no vision or individuals with an eye condition like macular degeneration or glaucoma, interacting with the world takes a special set of skills and patience. Fortunately there are assistive technology devices that can make this interaction possible and lead to functionality once not thought possible. …

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Oct 27 2014

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Crazy About Keyboards!

The most wonderful thing about keyboards is there is a keyboard for everyone! Although you can certainly purchase unique and customizable keyboards like these … … there are many more keyboards available that can help individuals with disabilities, or individuals experiencing pain from repetitive stress injuries, access the computer with ease.   In this blog, I will …

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Oct 21 2014

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Is that Google Glass? No, It’s the OrCam!

Vision loss can be very difficult. For those born with no vision or individuals with an eye condition like macular degeneration or glaucoma, interacting with the world takes a special set of skills and patience. Fortunately there are assistive technology devices that can make this interaction possible and lead to functionality once not thought possible. …

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Oct 20 2014

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Save the Date – Pedaling for Possibilities 2015!

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The 5th Annual IPAT Pedaling for Possibilities Stationary Bike Team Fundraiser is just around the corner! Join us Saturday, February 28th from 1pm – 5pm at the NDSU Wallman Wellness Center. “Individuals that are impacted by a disability and/or aging often have expenses that are above and beyond what insurance and other funding programs will …

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