His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent visited The Aidis Trust yesterday (Monday 17th October 2016) to see how it provides vital support for disabled people of all ages, enabling them to benefit from and be empowered by the latest computing technologies.
In my 14 years of working with disabled people and the technology designed to help them, I have spent a lot of time with Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). The type of AAC that I have been involved in is provided by computer technology, a branch of electronic assistive technology (eAT).
Today, i saw the 1st generation iPad with a protective case for £150 plus postage. Install an app called Proloquo2go on that, put it in the protective case and you have a communication device for less than £300. Not long ago something like this would cost over £3,000! Drawbacks? Always drawbacks….