Assistive Technology

Can You Use Assistive Technology? Sunday, July 1, 2018

Assistive Technology?  Does it sound like something from the latest animated film?  Or, maybe what you’d use to give your computer extra memory or storage space?  AT is actually something folks with a disability use to get a job done – and often something others could use as preventive measures for chronic health conditions.

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Steve Quandt

Yes, Grand Island, Nebraska, area farmer Steve Quandt was Born to Farm. Steve is paralyzed from the waist down as a result of Guillain Barre syndrome.

This picture was taken on the day Steve received his Life Essentials pickup flatbed lift that will give him access to several tractors, a windrower, pickup, combine, and his utility vehicle. The remote control around his neck operates this specialized lift that will allow Steve to return to his implements and farming--his chosen profession.

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Make Farming/Ranching with Arthritis Easier Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Arthritis – it’s a chronic condition that most folks know something about, but most don’t think about until it affects them or someone they live with.

Arthritis is widespread in the United States, with over 50 million doctor-diagnosed cases. It is a condition that has been seen more and more frequently among farmers and ranchers, and, in recent years, has become a debilitating condition for some. It can reduce mobility, physical strength, and the ability to complete routine tasks.

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