Tagged: speech

The technology that gave Stephen Hawking a voice should be accessible to all who need it - Guest Work

Guest Author Mar 19, 2018

Bronwyn Hemsley, University of Technology Sydney This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Stephen Hawking was one of the most prominent people in history to use a high-tech communication aid known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). His death comes in the year of the 70th Anniversary of … Read More

Opinion: Non-verbal communication is important - Guest Work

Jean Balchin Feb 27, 2018

On Friday, October 13, at about 11.30pm, a blood clot travelled up from my father’s heart to the left side of his brain. Here, it lodged itself in an artery, and promptly caused a stroke. I don’t know how Dad felt about this, or whether he knew what was happening, because he hasn’t been able to speak since then. It’s … Read More

Your next hearing aid could be a video game - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 08, 2018

Dana Boebinger, Harvard University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Roughly 15 percent of Americans report some sort of hearing difficulty; trouble understanding conversations in noisy environments is one of the most common complaints. Unfortunately, there’s not much doctors or audiologists can do. Hearing aids can amplify things for … Read More

Helping autistic children to speak - Infrequently Asked Questions

Lynley Hargreaves Aug 27, 2014

A child chooses icons to ‘speak’ with Professor Jeff Sigafoos When Victoria University’s Professor Jeff Sigafoos offered autistic children the chance to communicate in three ways, it perhaps wasn’t surprising that the kids did best with the system they liked the most. It was also unsurprising, maybe, that most of them liked the computer-based system the best. But what … Read More