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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. ND Woman Connecting to the World via IPAT’s iCanConnect Program — January 9, 2015
  2. 5 Ways to Use a Computer Hands-Free — January 7, 2015
  3. Communication Without an Interpreter: Possibility Realized! — December 26, 2014
  4. KNFB Reader App: Old Idea…New, Improved and Cheaper Platform — December 2, 2014
  5. Traumatic Brain Injury and Smart Phones: No 4G or WiFi needed! — November 19, 2014

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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!

Deaf Chat Example

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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Nov 19 2014

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

Galaxy Note with Reminder

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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Oct 16 2014

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Two Communication Technologies Coming Soon to a Mobile Device Near You!

I love this wave of new technology that we are riding, especially when it brings us new innovations that really change lives. Two up and coming Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) developments are great examples of this, and they both really have me excited about their potential! ModelTalker with TherapyBox Apps ModelTalker (MT) “is an engine for creating …

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Sep 29 2014

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ChatAble: A New Twist on an Augmentative Communication App

From user interface to features, ChatAble, will give you what you’d expect in a basic augmentative communication app and surprise you with what you didn’t even know you wanted.  At first glance, this app looks like many augmentative communication apps with a nice grid layout, clear speech, and understandable pictures.  With further investigation, one will find the following …

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Sep 18 2014

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iPad Bluetooth Switch Interfaces: 4 Great Choices for Hands-Free Control!

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Having access to the latest and greatest mobile device is a desire for many in the world, but can present a challenge if one does not have the ability to use their hands to touch the screen.  A Bluetooth switch interface can be the answer for many and can allow one to control a particular …

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Sep 05 2014

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Need Help with Vision Loss? Find AT Related Services Here!

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At IPAT, we help people every week that have just experienced a new vision loss or their vision loss has progressed to where they need help beyond standard correction. Usually their first question is: “What does North Dakota offer in the area of low vision and blindness services? ” For today’s post, I thought it …

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