It wasn’t too long ago that people with extreme cerebral palsy had no way to communicate clearly with others. Speech tablets have been a huge boon for helping people with disabilities communicate when they have no other way. Cerebral Palsy News Today reports on a new version of this device.
Tobii Dynavox has released a new version of its I-Series speech tablets. The tablets allow people who cannot speak due to disability communicate their needs to others. The latest version has some features that make them more accessible than ever.
The new version has an integrated eye tracking device. This lets the users turn the device on and off with their eyes and select commands with their gaze. It can also be controlled via touch commands.
Another new feature is a “partner window” on the back of the device that displays the phrases in real-time. This allows for better face-to-face communication. Caretakers don’t have to wait for the delay of input, processing, and speech synthesis.
The tablet is targeted toward people with cerebral palsy and ALS. There is a video of the device in action in the link above.
Devices like these can mean all the difference to a person with disabilities. If your child was injured at birth, they may need one of these to communicate. We can help you get the compensation you need to get accessibility devices like these.