Alisa Brownlee, ATP, CAPS blog offers recent articles and web information on ALS, assistive technology--augmentative alternative communication (AAC), computer access, and other electronic devices that can impact and improve the quality of life for people with ALS.
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Handwriting-to-speech app helps those with severe
ISpeak4U has announced the availability of HandySpeech,
the only handwriting-to-speech application for the iPad.
The assistive technology application supplements or
replaces speech for people with spoken language difficulties, such as autism,
stuttering, stroke, muscular dystrophy, post-operative voice difficulties, and
others. Users write what they want to say in any one of thirteen languages, and
the software converts the handwriting into speech.
HandySpeech was created by 12-year-old Eric Zeiberg, who
was inspired by his sister, Julie, who has speech disabilities as a result of