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Possibilities For Myron!

  Thanks to the Possibilities Fund, Myron, a ND resident, is now learning to use a computer again after many years with his new screen reading software.  He is legally blind and needs this software in order to “see” his computer.  ASSISTIVE helped Myron learn what assistive technology was available to help him achieve his…
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Accessibility Features On Dish Network – TV Watching Made Easier

About a month ago, I visited the ND Vision Services/School for the Blind and had wonderful conversations with some of the staff.  One of the fascinating things I learned was from Candy Lien, Braille instructor.  I learned that Dish Network has some great options for people with visual impairments and other disabilities.  Candy told me…
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Be My Eyes For A Minute!

Great news for Android users! Be My Eyes, a free application that was only available for iOS devices is now available for Android users! Today marks the beginning of access to the app for those who have print disabilities and volunteers alike. I’ve waited and waited and now it’s finally here! So what does the Be My…
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Do You Hear Me Now? An Amplified Phone For A Landline

There are so many excellent amplified phones for landlines made these days, but I want to mention one of these phones that I especially like.  The Panasonic KX-TGM450S cordless phone has great amplification (50 dB) but I found these other attributes that really make this phone special. Loud 112 dB ringer Talking caller ID Good…
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“Ask My Buddy,” A Friend In Time Of Need

For those of you with an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Microsoft Cortana device, there is a new application that can help you in time of need. The application is called Ask My Buddy.  It is an alert system using only your voice.  It can be used to contact your close friends or family members when…
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