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University of Toronto to launch ground-breaking speaking aid for people living with communications disorders

April 6, 2011

TORONTO, ON – On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, the University of Toronto will announce the launch of MyVoice, a cutting-edge communication aid for those living with communications disorders caused by stroke, autism spectrum disorders and neurodegenerative disease.

MyVoice is a mobile app and server system that turns smartphones into customized speaking aids. The technology will both drastically lower the cost of assistive communication technology and improve the rate of speech for those with communications disabilities.

WHAT:  News conference and webcast to launch MyVoice

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 6th at 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Bahen Centre for Information Technology, Room 5250
40 St.George Street, Toronto (north of College Street)

WHO: Alexander Levy, MyVoice CEO and U of T Research Lead
Aakash Sahney, MyVoice VP Engineering
Rhonda McEwen, Autism Researcher at University of Toronto
Alexandra Carling-Rowland, Aphasia Researcher at University of Toronto
Ron Baecker, Director of the Technologies for Aging Gracefully Lab

The webcast of the news conference can be accessed at:



For more information, please contact:
Andrew Rusk

UofT Media Line