Proloquo Gives Me Freedom of SpeechBy Tompkins, Leigh-Anne; Closing the Gap, Vol. 27, No. 4, pp. 40-41
Publication Date: October/November 2008
User review of Proloquo, an augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device, and KeyStrokes, a virtual keyboard. The author of the article, who has cerebral palsy and limited use of her hands, is using KeyStrokes in her work as a graphic and web designer, operating the keyboard via a trackball with her right foot. As her speech is unclear, also as a result of the damage to the motor-control region of her brain, she was interested in finding an AAC device but was put off by the bulkiness of the models she tried. The manufacturer of KeyStrokes, AssistiveWare, introduced her to Proloquo, which she has been using for two years for communicating with clients, friends, and new people. Features she especially appreciates are Proloquo’s many clear, realistic-sounding voices and its portability when interfaced with a Macintosh laptop or Axiotron Modbook. The flexibility afforded in being able to set up one’s own custom phrases or sentences in Proloquo is another advantage reported, as is AssistiveWare’s customer relations and support service.
Assistive Products Discussed: KEYSTROKES 3
Published by: Closing the Gap, Inc. (Website:http://www.closingthegap.com)