Exploring the Frontiers of Assistive Technology
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A video podcast showing how people use assistive technology to communicate, express their creativity, play games and make so much more out of life. This podcast shows that there is no reason why people with physical, vision, speech or language impairments cannot use the same creative and educational software as every other Mac OS X user. There will be a few episodes per year, each starring a different person. Copyright AssistiveWare, all rights reserved.
|1||VideoIt really has become his voice||Max is nine years old and was born with Cerebral Palsy. He started using Proloquo2Go on an iPad about a year ago. According to his speech therapist, Proloquo2Go has become his voice and has completely changed his life.||24 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoTell us, we want to know||Nick is ten years old and was diagnosed with autism. Now that Nick is using an iPad with Proloquo2Go he no longer has to try to be what other people want him to be, because he can now initiate communication and say what he wants and needs.||26 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoBlossoming as a child||Vanessa is three years old and was born with Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), a form of autism. Vanessa started using Proloquo2Go on an iPad and her speech is growing, and most importantly, she is blossoming as a child.||23 12 2011||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoHead-designed||Giesbert Nijhuis is paralyzed from the neck down due to a spinal cord injury caused by a car accident. He now designs t-shirts, CD covers, film posters and much more using a head pointer and an on-screen keyboard.||8 10 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoCommunication is the central thing||Walter Pfrommer was diagnosed with ALS in 1999 and lost his mobility and speech. He uses an Apple PowerBook with augmentative communication software, an on-screen keyboard and a head pointer to communicate.||28 4 2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoWe can because we think we can||Leigh-Anne Tompkins was born with cerebral palsy. This did not stop her from making her dreams come true. She graduated magna cum laude in Fine Arts and now has her own company: Graphics Afoot Studio Design.||10 9 2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoMe and my computer||Elina was born with athetoid cerebral palsy. She is now 10 years old and her computer means life to her. Thanks to her computer she can write independently, correspond through email with her friends and express herself in school papers.||29 5 2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoOne Thumb to Rule Them All||Mike Phillips is a gamer and freelance technology writer born with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Using his thumb and a proximity switch to access his computer he is a prolific journalist and has contributed chapters to several books.||22 5 2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoIt has made the world of difference||Anne Robertson became blind as a small child. She is now a professional French to English translator using the latest Mac OS X screen reader in combination with naturally sounding French and British English text-to-speech voices.||12 2 2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoEverything I can't do in the real world I can do with my Mac||Joe Barnick was born with spinal muscular atrophy and cannot use a keyboard or mouse, yet thanks to assistive technology he can use his computer to do all those things he cannot do in real life.||28 11 2006||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoA Pivotal Role in the Household||Marie-France, has lost her voice and can only move a jaw muscle, but still plays a pivotal role in the household thanks to assistive technology.||12 11 2006||Free||View In iTunes|