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Cerebral palsy patient creates app to help disabled people communicate

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2018-04-12 17:17

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“I've had some very positive feedback from users and speech therapists alike. The main objective is to provide an affordable but professional solution to everyone. I have no intention of stopping development. I will continue to improve and implement features. This project is so close to my heart because I actually use the application every day”, Owen explained.

SayIt! Consist of an augumentative and alternative communication app that uses a functioning word prediction system that works by allowing the patient to type whtat they want to say at a fast rate.

The developed spent four years working on the app, which was released in 2017.

The app is free and is available for iOS and Android.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2GTGgID

More info: http://enaboapps.com/sayit/

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Owen McGirr, born in 1995, in Ireland, has cerebral palsy and created SayIt!, a mobile designed to help disabled people who have a hard time communicating. Owen had the idea for this app when he felt the need to speak to the person who was driving him in his van.

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