Author Archives: Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP

OTR/L with 30 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 15 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary and post secondary students. Experience with adults with disabilities in employment and work transition.

Google Glass 2.0 Is a Startling Second Act | WIRED — The Assistive Technology Daily

Yes, that’s Google Glass on her frames. But she’s not using it to check her Facebook, dictate messages, or capture a no-hands video while riding a roller coaster. Erickson is a 30-year-old factory worker in rural Jackson, Minnesota. For her, … Continue reading

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ZooMe Power Travel Scooter

  When evaluating vocational rehab clients, all flavors of disability and workplace barriers can present themselves. Clients with MS or Guillian Barre can present  fine motor, visual or mobility challenges in their vocational tasks, requiring solutions to maintain their employment. Frequently, distance mobility … Continue reading

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ELI Envision A Low Vision Identification System for ADL’s or Work Place Tasks!

Identifying personal or work related materials can be a challenge for individual with low vision. I recently stumbled upon ELI Envision labeling system, an iOS and Android app using low cost special programmable labels with a mobile device that can be customized … Continue reading

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Compact Keyboards for One Handed Typing

A variety of keyboard options are available for one handed typists. Likewise,  there are a number of different philosophies about methods of input, whether to use a standard QWERTY,  alternative or specialty keyboard method . Some of the options of alternative or specialty, one … Continue reading

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Voice Dream Reader App on Sale

Through July 4th, Voice Dream Reader app for iOS ( 6.99) and Android (4.99) is 50% off. This is a great value for this multi-function app that reads aloud documents, articles and web sites and supports a wide variety of formats. … Continue reading

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Liftware Level, a Motorized Spoon

Reblogged from The Assistive Technology Daily   Liftware Level By now, you must have seen or heard about this new steady spoon/ utensil that lets people with hand tremors eat without spilling and dropping their food. Liftware Level, a new … Continue reading

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The Owlet Smart Sock 2

The Assistive Technology Daily shares the Owlet Smart Sock 2, offering monitoring of vital signs for young children. Read on for more information about the new Owlet Smart Sock 2 features. The Smart Sock 2 enhances everything that our 100,000 … Continue reading

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