handyspeechA new assistive technology application has been made available through iSpeak4U, LLC. The “HandySpeech” mobile application, created by software developer, Eric Zeiberg, aged 12 years old, is engineered to supplement or replace speech for individuals with spoken language difficulties.

“I hope that HandySpeech will provide much needed help and open new opportunities for people in need,” Zeiberg says. “The application is dedicated to courageous people who struggle everyday to overcome their disabilities,” he adds.

The application seeks to accommodate the needs of individuals with conditions including stroke, autism, stuttering, muscular dystrophy, and post-operative voice difficulties. According to a company news release, to operate the application, users can write in what they wish to say in any one of 13 languages. The software then converts the handwriting into speech.

Watch an overview of the application here.

Source: iSpeak4U LLC