communication device

posted on April 1, 2009 - 4:00pm
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Local funding source provides life-changing communication device for young boy

posted on January 1, 2009 - 3:39pm
QUEST Vol. 16, No. 1
In Pearland, Texas, Connie Guinn worked tirelessly for several months to gain access to a speech-generating device for her son Benjamin, 6, who has myotubular (centronuclear) myopathy. With the exception of making noises and sounds, Benjamin was nonverbal. Guinn had tried to help her son learn sign language without much success.

Foot controls open doors for computer access

posted on May 1, 2008 - 4:31pm
QUEST Vol. 15, No. 3
Severe hand and arm weakness can make using a conventional computer keyboard and mouse impossible. Eye-tracking and head mouse technology can help, but if you have adequate lower-body strength, it may be worth letting your feet give you a hand. Foot controls — including trackball and rollerball mice, programmable foot pedals and foot switches — offer viable options for maintaining computer access.