(Andrew is back to blogging after many medication changes, new equipment and best of all, what this post is about! He has been using a new Augmentative Device called Chat Fusion. It allows him to activate a switch with his right knee to select “buttons” that speak phrases Andrew has chosen. Read on for the exciting news…………………)
There is truth in my voice with this device. I longed for it my whole life. It’s my freedom more than typing because it’s independent. It takes lots of work and is both physically and mentally exhausting but it’s great not relying on mom. It’s my inclusion for life. So many possibilities. I’m motivated to work hard to make it work.
(We are hoping to post a short video of Andrew using his device soon but he gets self-conscious when he is recorded. In the meantime, here is a view of the setup. The device scans through choices on the screen and he selects the phrase he wants with the switch by his knee.)