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Are you thinking about creating an Assistive Technology (AT) device? Consider familiarizing yourself with intellectual property rights and the patent process before developing your marketing plan. A patent is a legal protection that grants its holder “the right to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale or selling” the invention. The...

A FitBit can be a helpful piece of assistive technology (AT) equipment for myriad health-related needs. One of AbleData's Information Specialists, Marleen Gonzales, recently purchased a FitBit to help her monitor her sleeping habits. Co-Information Specialist, Elizabeth Lee, interviewed Marleen on the benefits she's experienced with her recent purchase.

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Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP), sometimes called speech therapists, play a key role in developing and maintaining an individual’s communication, cognition and independence. To understand the role of speech therapy, its use of assistive technology (AT), mobile devices, and future trends AbleData’s subject matter expert, Stephanie Mensh, interviewed Joan Green, M.A. CCC-SLP, a nationally-...

Physical therapists (PT) play a key role in maintaining an individual’s mobility and physical independence. To understand the role of physical therapy, its use of assistive technology (AT), including robotic devices and future trends, AbleData’s subject matter expert, Stephanie Mensh, interviewed Susan Ryerson, PT, DSc, a nationally-recognized clinician and research scientist at...

Nationally and at the state level, Associations of Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) help seniors and adults with disabilities lead lives with dignity and choice in their homes and communities for as long as they can. But, how do AAAs accomplish this goal? Lesley Nesmith, AbleData’s Assistive Technology Specialist interviewed Sherri Smail from Iowa’s Association of Area Agencies on Aging (i4a) to...

Buying a new vehicle can be exciting, yet challenging – especially if you are buying your first conversion vehicle for yourself or a loved one with a mobility disability. Where do you start? AbleData’s Assistive Technology Specialist, Lesley Nesmith, spoke with Shelley Clark, a representative from a reputable mobility center, ...

April is Occupational Therapy Month. In celebration, Elizabeth Lee, Information Specialist at AbleData, interviewed Lesley Nesmith, a prominent, well-esteemed occupational therapist (OT) in the Washington D.C. area, and a highly valued Assistive Technology Specialist at AbleData. Together, they delved into the field of occupational therapy, uncovering what it is, what it has to offer and how...

Betsy Tewey, Vice President, New Editions Consulting, Inc.

New Editions is pleased to launch the new AbleData website with improved usability and accessibility and a more current technology platform. We are privileged to be the latest in a long line of innovative and dedicated professionals providing...

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