Category Archives: Communicaton

The Simplest Video Call Ever-No Touchscreen for COVID-19! — ND Assistive

A huge kudos to Jeanne Krull of North Dakota Assistive Technology for sharing the Amazon Show as a hands free, touch free tool for video conferencing. Innovative methods of setting the devices up are also included to comply with social … Continue reading

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Connection in the Time of Social Distancing Part 2: Video Calling Apps for Smartphones and Tablets — ND Assistive

Video Calling Apps for Smartphones and Tablets Part 2 – from ND Assistive Technology According to statista.com 59% and 49% of adults age 65-69 and 70-74 respectively own a smartphone. As the ownership of smartphones in older adults above age … Continue reading

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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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Is the Dumb Phone the Smart Choice? — Low Vision Tech

The Low Vision Tech website shares recent information regarding phone choices for individual with low vision. I greatly appreciate Steven Kelley’s shared information from hispresentation at a recent AER conference and his detailed information and resources an experienced point of view. Check out … Continue reading

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“Assistive Technology in Special Education 3rd Edition” Book by Joan L. Green, SLP

        A big “thanks” to Joan L. Green for her diligence in updating her book, “Assistive Technology in Special Education 3rd Edition” © 2018 and to her donor who offered 1500 copies of her book to professionals working … Continue reading

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Live Caption — The Assistive Technology Daily

Live Caption Live Caption Using voice recognition software, you can connect with the world again. Stay in the conversation with Live Caption. Need help understanding the waiter at your favorite restaurant? When you download this app, they can speak directly … Continue reading

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iPhone 6 Armband for One Handed Access

A client recently evaluated for his assistive technology needs required access to an AAC app to augment his communication using one hand and arm due to motor impairment of his non-dominant arm. The client has gross movements of their non-dominant hand and … Continue reading

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Voice Activated Phone — The Assistive Technology Daily

From the The Assistive Technology Daily This voice dialing phone includes 3 voice commands and 17 remaining name and number memories. It also includes the convenient pre-dialing feature that speaks the numbers before dialing. It contains 80 talking CID numbers … Continue reading

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More iPhone Lanyard Options for Security

       Lasso Attachment                                   Smart Catch Lanyard Options for iPhone or iPod Touch Finding the right tools for the job can often times feel like looking for that needle in a haystack. For a number of clients in need of work related cognitive … Continue reading

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Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4 Text – 50% off

For OT’s who are involved with assistive technology service, two popular AAC apps from AssistiveWare, Proloquo2Go and Proloquo4Text are on sale for Autism Acceptance Month (limited time – April 2, 3, 4, 2016) at 50% off, a significant savings! Proloquo2Go app (iPad, … Continue reading

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