Category Archives: Activities of Daily Living

Connection in the Time of Social Distancing Part 1: Phone Calls — ND Assistive

Although you might not be eligible to access this loan system, it provides great examples of what assistive technology for communication is available to individuals with sensory impairments. Check out the ND Assistive Technology Blog for their ideas. Want to … Continue reading

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Time Timer Apps – Gone Free

Are you in need of a tool to structure your student’s time?  Many special education classrooms, staff and students are familiar with the TimeTimer clock and app used to visually display time. The developers of the TimeTimer app and TimeTimer devices … Continue reading

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T-Pull Door Closer Makes Opening & Closing Doors Easy For People With Disabilities — Assistive Technology Blog

T-Pull Door Closer Makes Opening & Closing Doors Easy For People With Disabilities For able bodied people, opening and closing a door is something that is never considered a chore. It’s easily done every time without putting much thought to … Continue reading

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OrCam Read – A Handheld Scan and Read Device with Amazing Accuracy!

Artificial intelligence is providing a whole new set of remarkable assistive technology tools. One new device is the OrCam Read device. With similar reading functions as the OrCam MyEye  glasses mounted scan and read device, the OrCam Read device is … Continue reading

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Occupational Therapy & Assistive Technology for Persons with Diabetes and Visual Impairment

November is National Diabetes Month  Providing Occupational Therapy and Assistive Technology for Persons with Diabetes and Visual Impairment November is National Diabetes Month, and for OT’s providing services to adults and children, diabetic care may be part of your therapy … Continue reading

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Alexa, “What am I Holding?” – Amazon Show and Tell Feature

Alexa’s skills as offered in the Amazon Show or Echo devices continue to expand offering more and more including universal design services for the general public and individuals with disabilities. A recent email sharing “What’s New with Alexa?” featured the … Continue reading

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Visual or Vibrating Alert Devices — AT3 Center News & Tips

Ten gadgets to help you stay safe, on time, and informed with a hearing impairment via Visual or Vibrating Alert Devices — AT3 Center News & Tips Great list of suggested devices for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing. … Continue reading

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Styluses for Dexterity Challenges with Touch Screen Tablet Use

A inquiry from a blog reader requested suggestions for a stylus that would help with challenges with dexterity causing problems grasping writing tools. While standard grippers are currently available, additional research was needed to check current options of styluses. My search reminded … Continue reading

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SeeBOOST: Electronic Glasses For Age Related Vision Loss — Assistive Technology Blog

Age related Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy are the leading causes of blindness in developed nations, and age related vision loss, such as Coloboma, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, and Stargardt disease, is an issue for many. 234 more words via SeeBOOST: … Continue reading

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Echo Show Accessibility Features — Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

I received an Amazon Echo Show as a gift for Christmas and I love it! I set it up in my kitchen so recipes, news, music, and so much more are easily accessible. If you’re unfamiliar with the Echo Show, … Continue reading

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