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App gives disabled man power of speech

Tablet software enables voiceless Briton to communicate for the first time in years.
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2013 23:51

A severely disabled man in the north of England has been given back the power of speech, from a simple piece of free software.

Kevin Beverley is communicating for the first time in years - after his carers gave him an iPad. The Gridplayer app allows him to choose from a wide range of words or phrases to build up sentences.

Al Jazeera's Nadim Baba reports from London.

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