Tag Archive: assistive technology

In the five years he’s been using his communication device, Gakeyce Kearney’s vocabulary has expanded exponentially. He’s grown from being able to say four pre-set phrases to being able to answer questions when he chats with friends. What’s most impressive, though, is that this engaging 10-year-old does it all using his eyes. Gakeyce has cerebral palsy, which affects his ability to control certain muscles and to form words. The effects... View Article

Apr 24 2018

Technology is in every hand, every car, every home. We don’t think twice when we see others pull out a cell phone, drive a Segway or type on a laptop. We may hesitate, though, when we see someone driving a power wheelchair in the park or ordering a Big Mac at McDonald’s using a communication device. Though these devices have much of the same technology we are familiar with, we... View Article

Apr 16 2018

Imagine being unable to communicate with those around you. While illness, injury and congenital conditions make this a reality for some, our assistive technology team dedicates their life’s work to helping them overcome it. The team’s commitment and passion for what they do has earned them the 7th Annual McLean Yoder Award for Professional Excellence, which honors those who support the communication needs of people with severe disabilities. Communication support... View Article

Aug 24 2017