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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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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IPad Bluetooth Switch Access Disconnecting? Get Hooked!

We have been using Bluetooth switch interfaces with the Apple mobile devices and the built-in switch access for a few years with our clients here at IPAT.  We have found that in some instances, the switch interface’s Bluetooth connection with the iDevice disconnects frequently, and the individual does not have the support system to get it…
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Safety Equipment-Duett, Bed rail, Freedom Alert, Tub Grab bar

Senior Safety Program-Updates For 2016-2017

Since 2003, IPAT has been responsible for the day-to-day implementation of North Dakota’s Assistive Safety Devices Distribution Services through a contract with the ND Department of Human Services, Aging Services.  The Senior Safety Program, as it is known, provides up to $300 of safety equipment to qualifying ND Residents, age 60 years and older, not residing in a…
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Emergency Alert Pendant With Fall Detection And NO Monthly Fees!

Emergency Alert Pendants without monthly fees have been available for several years; however, they did not have Fall Detection. Up until recently an emergency pendant with fall detection was only available in devices with monthly fees.  Finally there is one available WITHOUT a monthly fee, the Future Call SOS Pendant Phone with Man Down Function! The SOS Pendant…
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