Sunday, January 1, 2012

Something to Celebrate

by Carole Zangari

What better way to start a new year than by celebrating the achievement of something wonderful in the AAC world? 

Hats off to the growing popularity of Avaz, the first commercially available AAC device developed in India. Avaz was put through its paces at Vidya Sagar (formerly the Spastic Society of India). 

Earlier this year, the MIT Technology Review recognized one of its primary developers, Ajit Narayanan of Invention Labs, in its prestigious TR35 List, which applauds 35 innovators under 35 years of age. The device is already in use in 9 schools and centers around India. There is currently at least one study looking at its effectiveness with children who have significant communication difficulties.

Congratulations to the team at Invention Labs. We know that you will continue to change many lives and look forward to seeing Avaz in action in 2012.

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