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The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at

MicroBots MicroBots Meet the advanced smart gadgets that connect your things and places to the Internet, turning the analog into the digital. Robotic technology for any button MicroBot Push’s robotic technology enables pressing virtually any type of button that humans … Continue reading

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Carl’s Own Home – Technology Integration

iSpeech The State of Tennessee is diving into technology integration for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A yearlong project focused on Enabling Technology seeks to provide community engagement and increased independence. AbleLink is proud to be part of this … Continue reading

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Adaptive Clothing Hits the Mainstream

Text to SpeechFor some parents, the morning ritual of getting their child dressed is a dreaded battle, a frustration exasperated by buttons in wrong places, seams that dig into skin, tags that itch, shoes impossible to put on correctly and … Continue reading

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Two Book Page Holder: Carving vs 3D printing are two examples of book page holder. One was created using wood and the other using a 3D printer. The first project can be purchased on Amazon (  for $26.95 cents.             This tool … Continue reading

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Make-A-Thon in Reston, VA – Accessible Community

http://www.ispeech.orgMake-a-Thon Do you live in the Washington, DC area, live with a disability, and have a challenge that you would like assistance in overcoming? Do you know someone who fits this description? Nova Labs in Reston, Virginia is gearing up … Continue reading

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GBraille Trails: Helping the Visually Impaired Experience Nature At age 11, Evan Barnard came across a vandalized Braille nature trail, one of the few places in his home state of Georgia where the visually impaired could comfortably explore the outdoors. As he began fixing up the trail … Continue reading

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Accurate and Private Speech Technologies

http://www.ispeech.org Finally, a way to verbally communicate and transcribe in complete privacy. Perfect sound anywhere – on a plane, in the street or at the office. Patent Pending Steno SR is a hand-held sound booth for use anywhere you want … Continue reading

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Think and Zoom – Hands free visual magnification powered by the human mind Zuby Onwuta, a legally blind US Army veteran and ex-IBM engineer, has been officially recognized by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), as the inventor of “Think and Zoom: Brain-Control for Blind Assistive Tech”. The visually impaired, which includes … Continue reading

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Disability Cocoon Your ideas, your experience, your movement. How can you help change the status quo? Making Disability Technology Possible We are a disability technology catalyst organization.  We source and promote disability technology solutions and innovation, to inspire and foster increased … Continue reading

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Pocket Schedule Planner on the App Store MANAGE ASSIGNMENT Kinds of sections are designed to track down all your assignments easily and intuitively. You can either organize your assignments by date, by course or by priority, or sort them by completed or uncompleted. KEEP YOU ALERT … Continue reading

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