Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
What is it? The DynaVox Maestro is an Assistive Technology Device that gives people with non-verbal disabilities a voice.
Tell Me Moreâ€Ś This device is lightweight and easy to use. It comes with a camera, WiFi, speakers, and Bluetooth. It also, uses touch screen technology to operate.
What Does it Do? The Maestro contains preprogrammed words and phrases which, when selected, will speak the word or phrase aloud.
What are the benefits? The Maestro allows people who wouldnâ€™t normally be able to speak or communicate with others to do so. In other words, it gives a voice to the voiceless. It allows the user to personalize it with words or pictures in order to best fit their own individual needs and preferences.
Where Can I Get One? You can buy a Maestro for upwards of $7,500, or you can rent or apply for funding for one directly from DynaVox by visiting their website: http://www.dynavoxtech.com/products/maestro/
Hannah QUense EDST 3700 Fall 2013
Sources: DynaVox. (2013). DynaVox Maestro: Overview. Retrieved from http://www.dynavoxtech.com/products/maestro/