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Cell phone alerting device – for persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

 Cell phone texting can be a huge deal for staying connected for teens who are Deaf  or Hard of Hearing. This cell phone sensor is activated when a mobile phone or tablet screen lights up, for example from an incoming call or message. Place it on top of the mobile device and connect it to the Visit system to be alerted…See More
Apr 19
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Adjustable gas cap tool – for your student driver and others

This handy tool is designed to fit over the raised bar that is present on the top of all gas caps. There are multiple grooves in the head of the gas cap tool so that the tool may be grabbed at different angles. This Gas Cap Removal Tool comes with two attachments in order to accommodate all cars. The first attachment has a slot…See More
Apr 13
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Turn you TV flat screen into a touch screen

Using the $300 Touchjet Wave you can turn your flat screen TV into a HUGE touch screen for your child’s homework, work or fun. Learn more at  http://www.touchjet.com/  See More
Apr 5
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Freedom Wand

The FreedomWand® is a personal hygiene aid that helps people with limited range of motion or who have difficulty reaching while toileting, bathing, shaving, and applying ointment. The FreedomWand can assist people who struggle with spinal/back injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel, stroke, and obesity.  You can also…See More
Mar 29
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Voice Banking with an Apple iPad

While this is written about ALS, it would also work to voice bank for any progressive disease  OR   to have a child’s voice for your child.With some diseases progresses, like ALS, many lose the ability to speak.  While it is possible to use a variety of communication devices, losing your personal voice can be devastating.  A new strategy called “voice banking” allows people who know that their voices will deteriorate to preserve their own words and phrases electronically and download them into…See More
Mar 22
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Glow in the Dark Alphabet Pebbles - Great for your home or Sensory Rooms!

Tiny tots will see the alphabet a glow with this great idea - Glow in the Dark Alphabet pebbles. These are perfect for little hands to explore, play, sort and transport. Each pebble is engraved and painted with a letter, making them highly visual and tactile. They are robust enough to be used in a variety of…See More
Mar 15
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BeSpoke™ Voices for Millions Who Cannot Speak

VocaliD Launches First Personalized Digital Voices for Assistive Devices Company.VocaliD, Inc., a speech technology company that creates personalized digital voices for those living with voicelessness, launched its online BeSpoke™ voice studio.  Founder and CEO Dr. Rupal Patel and her colleagues discovered that even a single vowel contains enough “vocal DNA” to seed the voice personalization process. The BeSpoke™ process captures a…See More
Mar 8
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Tiny Fingertip Camera Helps Blind People Read Without Braille

No braille? No problem. A new device lets blind people read by popping a miniature camera on their fingertip. To read printed material, many visually impaired people rely on mobile apps like KNFB Reader that translate text to speech. Snap a picture and the app reads the page aloud. But users sometimes find it difficult to…See More
Feb 22
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Myselfbelts > as scene on ABC Shark Tank

 Belts that are easy enough to do with one hand.  Think kids, teens, adults or even your aging parents. Check them out at…See More
Feb 15
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Melio: Catheter Legbag emptying device

Think about independence for your child relating to their catheter legbag.  This device can give them independence and confidence to go out more own their own.  Definitely a device to consider for transitioning youth!  Learn more at    http://meliolegbag.com/See More
Jan 25
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1st Wheelchair accessible motorhomes

From New Mobility Magazine  RV Manufacturer Offers World’s First Line of Wheelchair-Accessible MotorhomesRepresenting the largest fully accessible RVs on sale today, the Newmar Mobility Lineup now offers three different wheelchair-accessible motor coaches, each designed and engineered with wheelchair users themselves. All include fully integrated…See More
Jan 20
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Cub Scouts Help Jayden Join Their Pack Events

This story came from Wheel:Life.  It is a story about an neat wheelchair, a funding strategy, but most importantly a story about what REAL inclusion looks and feels like. When Cub Scout Pack 42 in Slidell, LA realized that one of their members, Jayden, wasn’t able to join his troop on their weekend camping trips because his regular wheelchair wasn’t up to the task, they knew that they had to do something. They created a GoFundMe page to raise the funds to purchase Jayden a GRIT Freedom Chair.…See More
Jan 18
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College Board simplifies provision of test accommodations

Do you have Junior or Seniors getting ready for college tests?? GOOD NEWS!!Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who are approved for and using testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will have those same accommodations automatically approved…See More
Jan 5
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Youngest wheelchair user

 I wanted to start out 2017 with this happy and powerful story. This story is from New Mobility magazine. It  shows the power and resiliency of children (1st) and the power of assistive technology (2nd).  Plus the creativity and determination that parents bring to their children’s life story (3rd). The father spent a night…See More
Jan 4

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My role:
Parent, Grandparent, Professional
My Age Range:
51+
My child's age range:
Transition Beyond High School
About Myself:
I am the Director of the statewide Iowa Program for Assistive Technology at the Center for Disabilities and Development. I have 20+ years experience in assistive technology and also worked in home care for 12 years.
I'm here because...
My now grown daughter has speech, communication and LD disabilities. And now her 2 children are also experiencing these plus emotional/behavior disorders.
I have worked in the field of Assistive Technology (AT) for over 20 years and worked in home care for 11 years before that.
My Passion is:
Creating independence! Recreation and fitness.

Jane Gay's Blog

Cell phone alerting device – for persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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Cell phone texting can be a huge deal for staying connected for teens who are Deaf  or Hard of Hearing. This cell phone sensor is activated when a mobile phone or tablet screen lights up, for example from an incoming call or message. Place it on top of the mobile device and…

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Adjustable gas cap tool – for your student driver and others

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

This handy tool is designed to fit over the raised bar that is present on the top of all gas caps. There are multiple grooves in the head of the gas cap tool so that the tool may be grabbed at different angles. This Gas Cap Removal Tool comes with two attachments in order to…

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Turn you TV flat screen into a touch screen

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Using the $300 Touchjet Wave you can turn your flat screen TV into a HUGE touch screen for your child’s homework, work or fun. Learn more at  http://www.touchjet.com/  

Freedom Wand

Posted on March 29, 2017 at 6:30am 0 Comments

The FreedomWand® is a personal hygiene aid that helps people with limited range of motion or who have difficulty reaching while toileting, bathing, shaving, and applying ointment. The FreedomWand can assist people who struggle with spinal/back injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel,…

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