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Personal Amplifiers For Hearing Loss

The Center for Hearing and Communication estimates that 38 million Americans have a significant hearing loss. This makes everyday activities like watching TV or talking with friends and family difficult. There are assistive technology options for someone with hearing loss and the hearing aid is usually the item most people think of. Hearing aids can be…
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Grandma Might Be Giving You Tech Tips Soon

Have you ever thought a loved one could benefit from using technology to stay connected to family and friends? Family Ribbon aims to make that goal a reality with their EasyApp Suite. The EasyApp Suite consists of commonly used applications designed for new users, especially with older users in mind or those unfamiliar with technology, to take…
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It’s Never Too Early For AT!

Introducing young children with disabilities to assistive technology can be the gift that keeps on giving.  Whether it be a home-made modification to an existing toy, or  integrating an iPad into existing routines,, the end result is an increased opportunity for children to independently explore and interact with their world. We know that play is the work of…
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Use Google Docs? Get Free Text-to-Speech!

Are you using Google Docs in school or on the job?  TextHelp has released a free Google Chrome Browser app to aid people with reading and writing disabilities, Read&Write for Google Docs™. Not to be confused with the full version of Read&Write Gold, this app provides text-to-speech and a few other features, such as Dictionary, Picture Dictionary, Fact Finder…
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Helping Others Through AT Equipment Exchange

IPAT received a call from a mother after the loss of her son. She called to find out how to connect with someone in the state that was in need of the assistive technology (AT) devices her son had found so useful – a hands-free, switch operated phone, a head-pointing device to operate a computer, and an infra-red switch…
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