Thank you Steve Jobs for thinking differently so that so many others may express their thoughts. Apple’s products have changed the lives of so many people with disabilities – CP, autism, dyspraxia, motor planning issues, developmental delays, neuromuscular disorders, expressive language disorders, vision impairments. My son uses his iPad and iPod as a communication device, a way to surf the internet, watch youtube, and connect with friends. Until Apple came out with the ipod, the choices in AAC devices were very expensive ( the ones we looked at were between $5,000 and $8,000 and heavy- too heavy for someone that has balance and coordination issues. Then Apple did one better and brought us the iPad in 2010, it’s larger size was the real game changer for people with disabilities. It’s opened up the world for my son and countless others, thank you Mr. Jobs, you will be dearly missed.
Thank You, Steve Jobs
2016-11-10T10:12:28-05:00By Lauri Swann Hunt|Categories: Assistive Technology, blog, General, Inclusive Education, Lifestyle|Tags: AAC, all disabilities, all kids, apple, AT, augmentative and alternative communication, Autism Spectrum Disorders, cerebral palsy, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, down syndrome, epilepsy, hearing impairment, Hearing Loss, medically complex, muscular dystrophies, rare or undiagnosed disorder, special needs, spinal muscular atrophy, steve jobs|0 Comments
About the Author: Lauri Swann Hunt
Advocate committed to inclusion & social justice, proud mother of three wonderful humans, and part of the team that started Ollibean.
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