Monthly Archive: July 2011

New Developments with NZ Relay

This press release is very exciting http://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/communications-upgrade-hearing-and-speech-impaired-communities It means that a video assisted speech-to-speech relay service will be available from around October 2011. People with speech difficulties will be able to use video to help the NZ Relay, relay assistant understand what they

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Telephones, Mobile Phones and Texting

Some of us use our devices over the telephone to keep in touch with family. Mobile phones are also useful for texting friends and family. Many of us keep in touch with family overseas this way. Texting is cheaper and easier. Some of us also have pictures of our boyfriends in our phone.  

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The good, the bad and the ugly… about using communication devices.

The good: Communication devices are good for talking with friends. The devices helps us to learn to read. They make it easier to meet and talk to people. We’re grateful for having devices to use, they’re awesome! The Bad: It’s annoying when they break down. Batteries run out fast sometimes. The ugly: Computerised voices don’t …

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Talking The Talk: Free Communication App for Ipad

http://techcrunch.com/2011/06/17/talking-the-talk-verbally-lets-the-speech-disabled-communicate-using-the-ipad-for-free/ Verbally is a comprehensive assisted speech solution for the iPad. Verbally is a top-selling Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) iPad app and it’s totally free. Unlike all other AAC solutions

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