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Re: assistive technology for ALS victim


From: John E Brandt
Date: Mar 28, 2011 9:33AM

Has the person had an AT assessment? I'm not sure where you, or the person
with ALS are, but if you are in the US, there are "AT Act" programs in each
state and they should know where you can get the evaluation (see
http://www.ataporg.org/atap/index.php ). An AT assessment will measure
functionality and have the client work with various AT equipment and
services to customize to their needs.

The ALSA can also provide guidance http://www.alsa.org/


John E. Brandt
Augusta, Maine, USA

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Subject: [WebAIM] assistive technology for ALS victim


I am looking for assistive technology that can aid a sufferer of ALS. She
has lost use of her hands (for the most part- has some motion with one hand)
and is unable to speak.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.