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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