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Assistive Technology Awareness Day

A gathering occurred on Monday, March 2nd at the Capitol to kick off 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 a part of this event with Governor Burgum proclaiming March 4th as Assistive Technology Awareness Day (Press Release).  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 combined effort. (click on the picture to enlarge)

ND Assistive team group picture

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 the 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:  https//sites.ed.gov/idea)

Assistive Technology/Devices:

 
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:
 

Live Transcribe and Sound Amplifier are new Google apps designed to help deaf and hard of hearing individuals in their social interactions.

Assistive Technologies for the Hearing Impaired -- A great informational resource on assistive technologies.

Assistive Technology Blog:  Lots of different assistive options