Recently, Esau Kessler (a friend), sent me this article from Politico.com; “Gabrielle Giffords reading iPad, trying to speak“. He noted that Rep. Giffords might find my iPad app useful. The app he is referring to is OneVoice. OneVoice is an AAC app that helps those without a voice “speak” by selecting pictures and phrases to build a sentence.
I recently had a minor surgery that left me without the ability to speak for a few hours. OneVoice was very useful to communicate with my family. I want to be able to pass that on to Congresswoman Giffords by giving her a free copy of the app.
So why am I writing this? I need help. Congresswoman Giffords’ office is overwhelmed with messages of support and my attempts to contact them have (understandably) not gotten through. I need your help to find someone who can tell members of her family and staff about this app.
If you can help directly please email me at nathan[at]thinklegend[dot]com. If you don’t have the connections but still want to help please share this with friends who may also be able to help.
OneVoice for the iPad is designed by Legend, a Boise-based software design company. The application allows people with communication disabilities, such as stroke or traumatic brain injury, autism, cerebral palsy, intellectual impairment, Parkinson’s disease, or multiple sclerosis, to “speak” by selecting icons and
phrases to be read by the device.
OneVoice represents an impressive leap forward in design and ease of use for augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Using the iPad touchscreen,
the user communicates by building simple phrases and sentences. Users of any age or ability can communicate through its intuitive navigation system and customizable interface.
To learn more go to OneVoiceApp.com. OneVoice is available now on the iTunes App Store for $199.99.