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Scott Weissman

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Name: Scott Weissman
Date registered: December 11, 2012
URL: http://www.ndipat.org

Latest posts

  1. Freedom Alert- An Emergency Alert System That Provides The Help You Need — August 21, 2014
  2. Apps for Seniors — August 7, 2014
  3. How Has Assistive Technology Impacted Your Life? — July 21, 2014
  4. 4 Ways to Customize an Android Device for Easier Use — July 14, 2014
  5. Get Relief From Arm and Shoulder Pain With Computer Workstation Supports — June 24, 2014

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Aug 21 2014

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Freedom Alert- An Emergency Alert System That Provides The Help You Need

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What is it? The Freedom Alert is a two-way emergency communicator. With a push of a button on the  wearable pendant, users can talk directly to relatives, neighbors, friends or a 911 operator to get emergency help. How does it work? By pushing the pendant button, the pendant sends a signal to the base unit, with the …

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Aug 07 2014

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Apps for Seniors

More and more seniors are embracing the mobile technology revolution. They have embraced the technology and want to be able to engage like everyone else. This has been demonstrated at recent training I have provided at Touchmark on West Century (see picture below). Although  individual’s needs and wants may be different there are some basic categories …

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Jul 21 2014

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How Has Assistive Technology Impacted Your Life?

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Working with assistive technology on a daily basis, we get to see the potential it has. We want to provide you an opportunity to let everyone know how assistive technology has impacted your life. If you are an end user, tell us how a particular device has changed the way you do things. If you …

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Jul 14 2014

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4 Ways to Customize an Android Device for Easier Use

Easier isn’t always the best choice in life. When we are talking about technology, and particularly the use of technology, easier is definitely the best choice. Mobile devices can be particularly useful for individuals that have a brain injury, learning disability, or someone learning a new device. The following ideas are provided to get you …

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Jun 24 2014

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Get Relief From Arm and Shoulder Pain With Computer Workstation Supports

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The ErgoRest arm support is an articulating ergonomic support for elbows, forearms, and wrists that may be needed because of a repetitive stress injury, an acquired disease, or general weakness in the arms. ErgoRest will support the arm and can provide a full range of motion across a keyboard. Other applications include using the ErgoRest …

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Jun 16 2014

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What is an IPAT Home First Consultation?

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The IPAT Home First program was born from the idea that individuals want to age in the home of their choosing. This 2010 study done by AARP states that of those surveyed, 73% have this goal.  When factoring in the idea that the majority of people want to stay in their home and also looking at the average monthly cost …

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May 30 2014

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Mouse CCTV Provides Help For Low Vision Reading

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One of the great things about assistive technology is that the principles are based on matching together an individual, the task they want to achieve and piece of technology.  The equation results in a successful solution and ultimately people living their lives the way they choose. A recent Pedaling for Possibilities application resulted in examining the equation …

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May 13 2014

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BridgingApps Helps You Find The Right App

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Mobile Technology is all around us. If you are an assistive technology user or provider you definitely know the power of applications. The big question, even for those in the know, is how to find the right app. In the past your options were to search the respective app stores for Android and Apple or …

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May 01 2014

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Proloquo4Text = Speak Out Loud Success

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AssistiveWare is best known for Proloquo2Go, which most in the assistive technology world give credit for making mobile devices a viable option for those needing an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) solution. Proloquo4text is another offering from AssistiveWare and it is a quality product with the end user in mind that has a myriad of customization …

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Apr 03 2014

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This “Tiny” Program Provides Big Results

We can all agree that time is something that we do not have in excess. Being as productive and efficient as possible is important. Today we look at a free piece of software that aims to make things easier for someone lacking time or more importantly those that have a difficult time with keystrokes and …

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