A five year old boy born with a speech delay disorder was gifted a whole new life by his father, after he and some of his students at the Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina developed an app that transforms the touchscreen area of the device into a medium of facilitating communication.
The app developed by his father(Paul Pauca) will help Victor Pauca(five year old) and others with similar disabilities in communicating accrediting the versatility of the Apple devices in making this easier. The basic idea behind this app is that it allows parents and caregivers to capture pictures and record custom phrases to go with them. Like in the case of Victor Pauca, a picture of the swings can be attached to a recorded voice saying “I want to go outside and play.” So that, When Victor press the picture with the swings, his folks would know what he wants.
With dozens of machines and devices available in the market costing around five figures or six figures that help people with such disabilities perform the necessary skills. VerbalVictor could surely prove to be a sweet and enjoyable medicine for them. The app would go live on the app store as early as next week and would cost 10$.