Shirley Ann Robideau of Fargo

My Deaf-Blind Journey By Shirley Robideau

In the early 1980’s, I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.  I had never heard of the term and was terrified when the doctor said, “You are going to go blind.” I tried to find out as much as I could about RP but there was not enough information about it at the time.  My vision…
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Voice Controlled Calculator Apps – Give Your Hands A Break!

Give your hands a break, and make your voice go to work Voice recognition software has been around for many years, but was recently popularized by Siri, iOS’ voice assistant. Now people are using their voice to complete tasks from setting an alarm to wake them up in the morning to figure out Elvis’ favorite color. For…
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Assistive Technology (AT) Act Program Activities: How To Get Assistive Technology

Did you know all 50 states, DC, PR, and 4 US territories have a program like Assistive? They exist because of the Assistive Technology (AT) Act of 1998, as amended (P.L. 108-364). The AT Act established a set of core activities each state must implement for their residents with disabilities. These services help people learn about,…
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A Great Website For Federal Disability Resources And Programs

Once in a blue moon I stumble upon a website that becomes my go-to when searching for programs or services for people with disabilities. Dol.gov houses information on programs and services available through the U.S. federal government to people with disabilities. It is a one-stop site I use as a starting place when educating myself…
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Learn Through Interaction With The Seven Message Take N’ Talk Go!

Enabling Devices’ Take N’ Talk products aim on learning through interaction. Users take/place an item from/on the device and it plays a word or sentence that corresponds with the item that was selected. Light sensors on the device make this type of detection possible. (It may sound complicated, but is not. Check out the video posted…
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