A gathering occurred on Monday, March 2nd at the Capitol to kick of a celebration of abilities that are enhanced by the assistive technology that is available today to help children and adults achieve their personal goals. ND School for the Deaf/Resource Center was proud to be part of this event with Governor Burgum proclaiming March 4th as Assistive Technology Awareness Day. Thank you for bringing attention to how assistive technology enhances lives for people of all ages. Special thanks to ND Assistive who led the way on this combine effort. (click on picture to enlarge)
What is Assistive technology:
(A) In general.--The term `assistive technology device' means any item, piece of equipment, or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized, that is used to increase, maintain, or improve functional capabilities of a child with a disability.
(B) Exception -- The term does not include a medical device that is surgically implanted, or the replacement of such device. (Source: http://idea.edu.gov/)
- Clocks (696kb pdf)
- Trick or Treat Doorbell (565kb pdf)
- Fire Prevention (690kb pdf)
- Gifts under the Tree (509kb pdf)
- Transitions and Time Outs (790kb pdf)
- Cell phone Assistive Technology (1.8Mb pdf)
Baby Monitors (433kb pdf)
SoundHound and Shazam: useful apps for music lovers (174kb pdf)
Alarm Clocks: How does someone who can't hear wake up in the morning? (561kb pdf)
In addition to hearing aids and cochlear implants, there are other technology options that can help you hear in a wide variety of settings. Check out the following:
- emergency warnings for people who are deaf and hard of hearing
- notification devices
- alerting devices - Home modification list
- alerting and communication devices
Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier are new Google apps designed to help deaf and hard-of-hearing people in their social interactions.
Assistive Technologies for the Hearing Impaired -- A great informatonal resource on assistive technologies.