United Cerebral Palsy of North Texas Helps Those With Disabilities Use Technology, Live IndependentlyBy TMCNet.com,
Publication Date: March 28, 2010
Article describes a program at United Cerebral Palsy of North Texas that provides assistive devices and instruction in their use for people with disabilities. The program, which is supported by state funding and private donations, will obtain the appropriate assistive technologies for people with all types of disabilities, including cerebral palsy, and train the users in its Assistive Technology Lab, an official demonstration site for the Texas Technology Access Program administered by the University of Texas at Austin. Clients either pay out of pocket for the technology or receive financial aid. One client featured, a 63-year-old woman with cerebral palsy, was trained to communicate with a voice output device, the ERICA II, by gazing at pre-programmed phrases on the device’s screen, which also includes a virtual keyboard for typing messages by training the eye on its individual letters. The organization also helps its clients order reading materials from an online book service.
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