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Patient develops communication device

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-01-13 11:59

About the solution

Ivan goes to an experimental progressive school that specifically educates children with mobility disorders, and were the students are taught to unleash their talents. So the student learned how to code.

During classes, the developer met a girl who had such limited ability to communicate that she could only choose between two options, using pictures, words or gestures.

The student then went home thinking about a software that would replicate these actions, without the user having to carry around all the time pictures and cards.

And DisQwerty was born, which can be downloaded for free.

“In the West expectations from disabled people are often the same as from in the majority, but this is not the case here. In Russia it is different – we feel sorry for them,” he explained.

Ivan, who is a brilliant student, already received a place at St. Petersburg university, to study programming.

More info: http://bit.ly/2j7BLPM

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2cS9Q1W

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About the author

Ivan Bakaidov, born in Russia, in 1999, suffers from Cerebral Palsy and dysarthia, which means it is hard for him to speak and be understood. Ivan developed a software to help disabled people communicate.

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