Brain damaged man 'speaks' with an iPad

According to a press report Kevin Beverley was left brain damaged, paralysed on his right side and unable to speak, after an unprovoked attack 20 years ago.  Since then he has only been able to communicate with gestures or by making noises.

'It is so good to be able to speak again.'

Wheelchair-bound and with limited movement, it is difficult for Kevin to use a computer keyboard.  Now though, he has 'talked' again for the first time with the help of an iPad text-to-speech app called Grid Player.

Simply by touching the screen to select words or sentences, which are then made audible, he can tell people what he likes such as a cup of tea.  The app has three options to spell out sentences, including already-written phrases and predictive text.  At the end of his first day using the iPad he typed, 'It is so good to be able to speak again.'

Head Injury UK: Brain Injury Claim Experts

At Head Injury UK we understand the isolation and frustration of seriously and brain injured clients when they cannot easily communicate.  This latest app is a clever use of everyday technology to help improve some of their lives.  If you or someone close to you has been affected by a brain injury or severe injury caused by someone else, please contact Andy Shaw to see how we can help you.


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