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Peggy Shireley

Author's details

Name: Peggy Shireley
Date registered: December 11, 2012
URL: http://www.ndipat.org

Latest posts

  1. Assistive Technology Inventor Resource Guide Available! — August 13, 2015
  2. Family Vacation Time? Theme Parks with Special Needs in Mind — July 24, 2015
  3. Hit the Road Safely with Assistive Technology — June 10, 2015
  4. How to Set Up Bluetooth Switch Controls with an iPad — May 4, 2015
  5. U.S. Currency Reader Free of Charge! — April 23, 2015

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Aug 13 2015

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Assistive Technology Inventor Resource Guide Available!

The RESNA Catalyst Project has recently published its AT Inventor Resource Guide. The purpose of the Guide is point inventors and others interested in the growth of the assistive technology industry to available resources to promote new products and share ideas. There are seven specific resources identified, all serving a different purpose. To give you an …

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Jul 24 2015

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Family Vacation Time? Theme Parks with Special Needs in Mind

Summer is here, and for many that includes plans for a family vacation. While at the Autism Walk in Bismarck recently, a family asked me if I could direct them to any theme parks where accommodations for children with disabilities were available. This was a new question for me, and even though it is not directly related …

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Jun 10 2015

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Hit the Road Safely with Assistive Technology

Summer is fast approaching, and many of us are planning a get-away or two. With our North Dakota roads in good driving condition and sunlight lasting late into the evening, wanderlust calls. But before heading out, remember everyone has aged since last summer, and age-related changes may have impacted the ability of some to drive as safely. Thankfully there are a number of assistive technology (AT) …

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May 04 2015

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How to Set Up Bluetooth Switch Controls with an iPad

IPAT receives calls daily from people using assistive technology (AT). An AT call currently popping up is from families, therapists and teachers looking for help setting up a Bluetooth switch to control an iPad. While preparing this blog to address that question, I came across a wonderful resource that provides step-by-step directions and a YouTube video for the commonly …

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Apr 23 2015

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U.S. Currency Reader Free of Charge!

Under the U.S. Currency Reader Program, U.S. citizens or persons legally residing in the U.S. and its territories who are blind or visually impaired can obtain a currency reader device at no cost. The currency reader, known as the iBill® Talking Banknote Identifier, is compact in size, easy to use, and provides a response within …

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Mar 31 2015

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Farewell to North Dakota’s Champion of Assistive Technology

IPAT staff and I would like to use this blog post to salute Judie Lee, our founder and CEO. She will be spending her last day with IPAT on March 31, 2015. Judie would be the last person to acknowledge her contributions to the field of assistive technology (AT), but suffice to say her fingerprints are everywhere. She was an early …

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Mar 23 2015

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Pedaling for Possibilities Rocked!

Check out the picture to the left. This is just one of the fun-loving, money raising, bike teams who took part in IPAT’s Pedaling for Possibilities (P4P) on Saturday, February 28th. They were a new entry to the stationary bike race event, and will be fondly remembered as the Pedaling Pixies from Valley City!! Not only did they …

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Feb 20 2015

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New to the IEP World? Assistive Technology 101 for Parents Part II

 I field calls from parents all across North Dakota whose school-aged children with disabilities are receiving services under IDEA. They often have questions about what assistive technology (AT) is available to help their child, how the school assesses their child’s need for AT, and most often where and when their input is considered during the …

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Feb 13 2015

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Assistive Technology in the 64th Legislative Assembly of North Dakota

North Dakota’s 2015 legislative session is fast approaching cross-over, and members of the Senate and House have been actively engaged in hearings, and weighing in on numerous bills. The bill of most interest to assistive technology users across the state is SB 2289. In a nutshell, this bill is requesting funding for the purpose of supporting and …

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Feb 10 2015

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New to the IEP World? Assistive Technology 101 for Parents

It is never easy to adjust to new and unexpected things in our lives. Learning that your child has a disability, and will need special education services, can be one of those things. I would like to make the unexpected world of the IEP simpler for parents, by offering information specific to receiving AT devices and …

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