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Improving communication with technology

Following a person centred technology assessment for a person we support with limited mobility and speech, we researched and introduced technology that could help.

 

A smart TV app and Widgit software were introduced, to enhance accessibility and communication.

The smart TV app proved particularly beneficial for Gareth, who is a wheelchair user and encountered difficulties with the standard remote control provided with the television. By using the smart TV app, he gained improved access to TV functions, which enhanced their overall viewing experience and provided a greater sense of independence.

 

Widgit, on the other hand, is a subscription-based app that supports users to communicate with others using a collection of images. The person supported can select the images to help them communicate their thoughts, and the app then reads the images aloud so that others could listen and respond.

 

By using this app, the person supported gained more freedom of expression, and it has enabled them to interact with others more effectively.

 

These personalised technology solutions have not only enhanced the quality of life for the people supported, but also showcased mirus’ commitment to finding inclusive, personalised solutions to a diverse range of needs.

 

You can read more about our impact in Bridgend in our 2022-23 report:

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