The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) is a state and federally funded program that provides assistive technology services statewide to people of all ages and abilities.

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  1. Julie Dickison, PsyD says:

    Can we be added to the mail list as well?

    • NCATP says:

      You have been added to the mailing list. Let me know if you do not receive messages to your inbox. Thanks for subscribing!

  2. Uday P says:

    Hi All,

    I would like to introduce the Smyle Mouse software that allows one to use a computer in a hands-free, voice-free and touch-free fashion. It monitors the user’s facial expressions/gestures via a simple web-camera and translates them to mouse commands.

    You can download and try the software for free at our website — https://smylemouse.com.
    Quick Info video here — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HVwloJOABI
    Demos/Tutorials here — https://smylemouse.com/resources.php

    It will be great to hear your feedback.


  3. Jared Rhodes says:

    My name is Jared and I am the co-founder if a company called Handizap. Handizap is a company focused on creating assistive technologies to aid in improvement of life for those with disabilities. My partner and founder of Handizap, Josh Smith, is a recent Quadriplegic and inventor of our first product, the Sixth Digit.

    We love your site and love that you are aming information available for those in need to find the right assistive technologies to help improve their lives……

    Here is news story done about Josh and his invention the Sixth Digit: http://www.nbc12.com/story/28604090/man-confined-to-wheelchair-invents-6th-digit-for-typing

    For even more information visit our site @ http://www.handizap.com ……

    Keep up the good work!

    • NCATP says:

      Hi Jared,
      I was just looking today at including Sixth Digit as one of our blog posts. Great minds!

  4. Hey, I’m developing an (assistive) Android app that can read printed text signs out loud. Here’s some videos of how it’s supposed to work (you don’t have to aim very closely):


    I was wondering if someone from NCATP might be interested in trying the app out and giving me some feedback? Let me know and I can get people links to the beta version. Thanks! – Victor (victor.palmer@lynntech.com)

  5. Cindy Szulewski-Booth says:

    Google Gesture is not real

    • NCATP says:

      Oh my Cindy. I guess everyone gets fooled every now and then. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Lindy says:

    I am an esophagus mute after a car accident. I have a very soft whisper voice and have found the FALCK that I borrowed from assistant devices wonderful. It is so lightweight with a goose neck microphone on the amplification box – all one piece, all very unobtrusive and small and LIGHT.
    What I am wondering is – is there anything out there for someone like me. I found your web site and I do not have a lot of strength just yet to be able to sit and look up research so … I ask if you might be willing to research for me – a Falck (1001) is what I am looking for OR something that is made like that. All the other devices are so heavy and are heavy on my neck tipping my head down. Well I am not normally so detailed about my problem but I am hopeful someone out there can help me! Thanx.

  7. Alan Roth says:

    My name is Alan and I work for a company called Independence Science. We specialize in helping science students who are visually impaired or blind. How can we help you? We have the Talking LabQuest, a handheld and portable device that speaks the data, tactile science diagrams or even expert advice on how you help your students in school. Check out our website at IndependenceScience.com
    Thanks for your time.

    Alan Roth

  8. Karen says:

    I will be sending this information to our weekly “Staff News”. Keep up the great work, North Carolina needs this!

  9. Jan Ferrie says:

    I would like to be added to your email list.

    Many Thanks


  10. Shelley Dobie says:

    I would like to be added to the email list

  11. Ann Orr says:

    Great site! Please add me to the daily list. Thanks– Ann

  12. Joanne @ Seneca says:

    Super site! Would love to be on your daily mailout list.

  13. Ann says:

    Would love it if you had a sign up to receive daily updates automatically to my email address.

  14. Karen says:

    Very nice blog! I would love to be able to follow it via email, but don’t see any links for that.

    • admin says:

      We do not send email daily to consumers unless they request this. I will be glad to put you on the list to receive an email each weekday.

      Lynne Deese

  15. Daniel says:

    Very nice site. Congratulations. I look forward to learning more from this resource.

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