“That’s not fair”
March 15, 2009
I don’t know how to embed TED talks in WordPress, so click on this link and watch the video. Then come back here.
The key to using technology to overcome disabilities is to not try to duplicate the functioning of a “normal” person, but to give people capacities that they wouldn’t ordinarily have had.
AAC devices are not, and will never be, a “prosthetic voice” no matter how hard we work on designing them. We’re artificially limiting ourselves by trying. We can do better. We can make AAC a more powerful communication method.
Update: YouTube saves the day