Ruo En is a young ten-year-old lady with cerebral palsy. She was four years old when she began her AAC journey using a Manual Communication Board.
Today, Ruo En attends a mainstream primary school and uses a tablet loaded with a communication app. She uses her voice (AAC system), to express herself, during both serious and fun times. She was the only international participant at the ISAAC 2018 AAC Camp held in July in Gold Coast, Australia.
In this clip, Ruo En is enjoying herself by using her voice to get a toy hamster to speak.
You’ve come a long way, Ruo En. Keep Talking!! #inclusion#aacawarenessmonth#assistivetechnology#speech#isaac2018#cerebralpalsy
#CanAssist is looking for family members of vulnerable seniors in Greater Victoria to test and provide feedback on its new Caregiver Intercom system.
The Caregiver Intercom provides an easy way for families to connect directly through an intercom system with seniors who have difficulty using a standard phone because of a cognitive or physical condition. The device requires a landline phone and a power outlet – no internet connection is needed. Once the device has been installed, select caregivers are given a passcode to use when calling the senior’s home phone. A caregiver’s call goes directly to the intercom, allowing immediate two-way communication and bypassing the need for the senior to pick up the phone.
The Caregiver Intercom will be provided and installed at no cost to eligible families, and can be kept for as long as it is useful. In return, CanAssist seeks feedback on the technology’s effectiveness.
For more information about the Caregiver Intercom, contact Megan Yon, CanAssist Client Relations Coordinator, at 250-853-3874 or firstname.lastname@example.org • • •
Check our this exciting before and after picture!! 😀👍🏻
AgrAbility has been working with a beef farmer who has a medical condition that makes mobility and balance a challenge. When we first met him he was using this ladder (pictured left) to access his grain storage wagon daily. This was extremely difficult for him, and created a high fall risk.
AgrAbility worked with @pa_ovr and DisAbility Work Tools to provide a solution! The access platform (pictured right) enables this farmer to safely and easily access his feed storage!!
We are so happy for power user, Kathrin Lemler, who just last week was a keynote speaker at the Ada Lovelace Festival in Germany. Kathrin has been instrumental in raising awareness for women in AAC and we are so happy to know her! Check out Kathrin's speech here: https://youtu.be/tANJB5-mQMA #AACaware2018#AAC#assistivetechnology#womenintech
We are thankful and humbled and continue to celebrate our 2years providing HydroGraphics. Today we share a project that we are proud to have been a part of. This PowerWheelchair Project was for a special little client who loved her new🔥hot pink seat cushions but the stock bubblegum pink fenders not so much. #selfexpression at its best. The staff @motionconcepts @rovimobility always ensuring quality,safety and most importantly a clients 100% satisfaction ... @firststrikehydrographics we continue today to provide #hydrographics on a manufacturing level. It’s nice to offer a service with so many artistic options allowing for personalized expressive and exciting new customizations. 💗#youshipwedip
Fonksiyonelliğini paylaştığımız anahtar kavrama aparatının kullanımını daha iyi gösterebilmek için uygulamalı halini de hazırladık. Her cuma ürünlerimizin kullanımlarını gösteren uygulamalı videolar sizlerle paylaşılacaktır.
Did you know that CanAssist's Guitar Strummer has allowed people to play the guitar without the use of both arms?
One of CanAssist's favourite #AssistiveTechnology stories is about how the Guitar Strummer brought music back to Charles. After suffering a stroke more than a decade ago, he thought he would never be able to play the guitar again. CanAssist delivered the Guitar Strummer to Charles in 2016 and, after more than 13 years without playing, he is back playing his favourite songs for his family and friends.
Meet Isabella, a passionate 4th grader who loves glitter, bows and nail polishes. Isa is the oldest child in her family and has 3 younger brothers. She speaks and writes in English, Spanish and Norwegian. Isabella discovered her voice through her Tobii Dynavox I-12+. Since then, she has been singing to her family every morning.
During AAC Awareness Month, we're highlighting several inspiring stories from our lovely users. We'd love to hear your stories as well! Share them by using hashtags #tobiidynavox and #aacawarenessmonth !
This week's guest moderator in our Facebook Community group is Carly Senyh, a teacher from @sandfieldparkschool in Liverpool, who will be sharing her AAC tips, tricks and stories with you all! Click the link in our bio to join the Community group! Here's a sneak peak: "How do you manage being a good communication partner whilst driving? Usually I’d say having the volume low enough to be able to hear the AAC devices...not today! Today our bus was the party bus and they wanted the volume up up up!"
"Chiara scooting around in her Scooot, playing ‘adaptive’ hide and seek with her sister!" 😍 Thanks for sharing @fireflybyleckey! Giving children the freedom to live, laugh and play is exactly what we're here for 💜
Here is a small peak into how we use the label makers for my non-writers ✏️ in the classroom. Every morning the students who are working on typing will type their name and practice sticking it on the sheet in the first picture. This is also how I collect my data. Swipe 👉to see a few photos and videos of our writing lesson today with the label makers!
Let’s talk accessibility & pumpkin carving! Do your little ones want to decorate their own pumpkins but aren’t great with the texture of pumpkin guts? Do your kiddos have fine motor difficulties that make carving impossible? WELL, @target has some amazing options! Check it out 👆 #aacpeeps#aaciswhereitsat#aacaware18#slpeeps#slp#assistivetechnology
High-school students from across the Valley joined us at the Burton Barr Library on Saturday morning to compete in our MAKERS of Change Assisitve Technology Challenge to help find solutions for children with disabilities. Thank you to each of the participating high school teams, company partners and sponsors for making our first assistive technology challenge a success! The event not only united powerful young minds, but also provided outcomes that will benefit young children with disabilities. Congratulations to each of the teams for your hard work, we are looking forward to next year!
Gearing up for the Reading Disability workshop on Thurs, Oct 18th, 4:30 in TLC Commons. There is still time to register for this event on our TLC Events Page. Feel free to check out this article about accommodating students with dyslexia. #ui_tlc#uiowaeducation#uiowa#teachers#assistivetechnology
http://bit.ly/2yiG0AG Tap2Tag Medical Card - carries your complete medical profile in a waterproof wallet-sized card. Your profile can include a picture, your past and current medications, a comprehensive list of your allergies and conditions, contact information, your doctor’s number and address, scanned medical documents, and much more. Contains NXP NTAG203 chip (168 bytes). Chips are locked to prevent over-writing of information. Any attempt to over write data will invalidate the data. Have no internal source of power and rely on the NFC data transfer abilities of an NFC enabled device to access the information on the chip. For anyone with a medical condition, allergy or who may need to advise heatlhcare professionals of medications they are taking. #sensortechnology#patientsafety#medtech#assistivetechnology#mHealth#ehealth#HealthTech#assistivetech
“Hello, I am Nathalie. The fact that I cannot speak does not mean I cannot communicate. Communication and self-direction are central to my life. I was given the opportunity to try out a Tobii Dynavox device for a while, but then I got one for myself. At that moment my life changed completely. My life has been enriched by my device and it has considerably increased my independence.” During AAC Awareness Month, we're highlighting several inspiring stories from our lovely users. We'd love to hear your stories as well! Share them by using hashtags #tobiidynavox and #aacawarenessmonth !