With the Push of a Button

How Hammer Residences solved a need through a small piece of technology Sean Henderson, Information Systems Analytics Manager, Hammer Residences, Inc; Member, MN-NEAT The most important step in creating a support for someone you care for is properly identifying the need to be cared for. There are many reasons why this step is important in … Continue reading With the Push of a Button

Hands-On Tech: A Technology Experience Center at the ARRM Annual Conference

Looking for a great way to experience dozens of assistive technology devices and supports all in one place? Well, if you’re going to the 2019 ARRM Annual Conference, you’re in luck. The people behind MN-NEAT, with help from the Pacer Center, are hosting an interactive Technology Experience Center where attendees can view (and test out) … Continue reading Hands-On Tech: A Technology Experience Center at the ARRM Annual Conference

Tech Highlight – Visual Impact 3

  Visual Impact 3 by AbleLink Smart Living Technologies WHAT IT IS A multimedia training system that lets individuals create custom step-by-step instructions for daily tasks. Users can create custom steps using picture and audio recordings for further explanation and prompting to learn and reinforce skills like making a sandwich, doing laundry, or taking blood … Continue reading Tech Highlight – Visual Impact 3

Meet the Mentors

TRC mentors are individuals who have gone through the technology implementation process and wish to help others on their tech solution journeys. Provider mentors are champions for technology use within their organizations and have first-hand experience in finding, funding, and facilitating technology solutions which not only provide increased independence for individuals, but also assist in … Continue reading Meet the Mentors

Tech Highlight – Smyle™ Mouse

Smyle™ Mouse by Perceptive Devices LLC WHAT IT IS Head mouse and voice mouse software that lets you control your computer or tablet via your existing webcam by utilizing simple gestures (like smiles). Smyle™ Mouse runs on Microsoft Windows® 7 or above and offers a free 14 day trial. WHO IT COULD HELP People who … Continue reading Tech Highlight – Smyle™ Mouse

5 Assistive Technology Facebook Groups You Should Join

Article republished with permission from Tecla   One of the greatest features on Facebook that allows like-minded people to connect outside of their inner circle is groups. A Facebook group is a page that can be created for an organization or business to promote activities or for a specific topic that enthusiasts can learn more … Continue reading 5 Assistive Technology Facebook Groups You Should Join

Tech Highlight – Be My Eyes

WHAT IT IS An app for Android and iOS that connects people who are blind or have limited vision with live sighted volunteers via video any time of the day. Volunteers are able to help individuals navigate labels on household products, verify expiration dates, or shop in supermarkets, among other tasks. WHO IT COULD HELP … Continue reading Tech Highlight – Be My Eyes

Independently Managing Medication: An Intro to Smart Medication Dispensers

Author: Alaina Gallagher, Community Outreach, Dose Health Medication management can be one of the biggest barriers to independent living. For individuals with disabilities, medications can be one of the most important factors in keeping them healthy and safe, but are often one of the most difficult factors to manage. Because of the difficulties associated with … Continue reading Independently Managing Medication: An Intro to Smart Medication Dispensers

Propelling a Technology Movement: An Interview with Disability Cocoon Founder, Dustin Wright

Having started a remote support company nearly 14 years ago, Dustin Wright, founder of Disability Cocoon, is no stranger to the disability services landscape. His new venture, Disability Cocoon—a disability technology catalyst organization, is bringing the disability community together through events like technology festivals (or conferences). Dubbed by Dustin as a “traveling roadshow”, Tech: Festivals … Continue reading Propelling a Technology Movement: An Interview with Disability Cocoon Founder, Dustin Wright

Rethinking Accessibility

One provider’s push for innovative solutions The thinking is changing around what “accessible” can mean and the role technology can play. Individuals, their families, providers, and case managers are all looking to technology supports to assist individuals (and the staff that help support them) reach their full potential.   https://youtu.be/OXtNJJrNIgE The Story Living Well Disability … Continue reading Rethinking Accessibility