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Jeannie Krull

Author's details

Name: Jeannie Krull
Date registered: December 3, 2012
URL: http://www.ndipat.org

Biography

Jeannie Krull is an Assistive Technology Coordinator with IPAT. She is an ASHA certified speech/language pathologist and a RESNA certified Assistive Technology Professional, who has worked with people with disabilities of all ages since 1991.

Latest posts

  1. Accessible Smart Home Systems: Lowe’s Iris — April 6, 2015
  2. Have your Text and Read it Too! — March 26, 2015
  3. Landline Not Required! Use Your Favorite Amplified, Emergency, and Mobility Phones-Part One — March 10, 2015
  4. Save Dollars and Try AT Before you Buy! — March 5, 2015
  5. Safely Bathing Again with the Push of a Remote and P4P! — February 23, 2015

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Apr 06 2015

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Accessible Smart Home Systems: Lowe’s Iris

Many of us view smart home technologies such as the Nest or the Phillips Hue, as cool, fun, and made for the “person who has everything”. For people with severe physical disabilities such as quadriplegia, however, technologies such as these may be a necessity and the only way that they can control their environment. The majority of these …

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Mar 26 2015

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Have your Text and Read it Too!

Do you have a reading disability and want to be able to easily read text on the go? Here are two apps that have built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) and allow you to take a picture of text and have it read back to you-Prizmo and ClaroSpeak Plus. Both of these apps run on the Apple iOS mobile …

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Mar 10 2015

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Landline Not Required! Use Your Favorite Amplified, Emergency, and Mobility Phones-Part One

What do you do if the best phone that works for your needs was made for a landline and you only have cellphone service? At IPAT, we work with many people who need specialty landline phones in the areas of amplification, no-fee emergency pendants,  and phones for people with physical needs , but they only own a cellphone.  Bluetooth …

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Mar 05 2015

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Save Dollars and Try AT Before you Buy!

Will that iPad work to magnify text for my Grandma?  I wonder if that alternative joystick will work for my child to access the computer? Answer questions like these by renting assistive technology (AT) from IPAT first.  It makes so much sense to try AT before you spend the dollars to purchase it, and IPAT has …

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Feb 23 2015

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Safely Bathing Again with the Push of a Remote and P4P!

Getting in and out of the bathtub can be a huge safety issue and an impossibility for people with certain physical disabilities and illnesses.  In many situations, walk-in bathtubs such as this one from Home Depot, may be the first solution that comes to mind.  These may be the answer for some, but one has to consider the cost …

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Feb 03 2015

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Computing Quickly and Accurately for the First Time!

Type….type….delete…delete…type…DELETE…type. This is what composing a simple email was like for Erik before he found out about computer adaptations that could help him.  He had been using a computer for years, however, lately due to aging, arthritis and the fact he has cerebral palsy,  accessing the computer became more of an exercise in futility. Erik …

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Jan 09 2015

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ND Woman Connecting to the World via IPAT’s iCanConnect Program

Using an iPad with a Video Magnifier to Access email-1

“Catch you on Skype!” “Email it to me.” “I will fill you in when I call you later.”  These are many of the phrases we use in today’s digital age indicating the multiple ways we now stay connected.  If you have a dual hearing and vision loss, though, these methods can be impossibilities if one …

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Jan 07 2015

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5 Ways to Use a Computer Hands-Free

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There are many reasons someone would need to access the computer without their hands, such as a Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), quadriplegia, Muscular Dystrophy, etc.. Although we have written about several of these wonderful, hands-free inventions below over the last couple years, we thought it would be nice to have a collective …

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Dec 26 2014

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Communication Without an Interpreter: Possibility Realized!

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For people who are deaf and use sign language, an interpreter can make all of the difference in many communication situations. What does one do, though, when an interpreter is not available and texting/writing are not options?  Thankfully due to the wonderful advancements in technology these past several years, there are now many options available …

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Dec 02 2014

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KNFB Reader App: Old Idea…New, Improved and Cheaper Platform

For people who are blind and use portable, capture-read software, there is a new kid in town, and he may look a little familiar. The KNFB Reader app for iOS, released in September 2014, does everything his big brothers did (i.e. such as the K-Reader Mobile), but he does it on mobile Apple devices such as the iPhone instead and …

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