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Meet Todd and Karen. They met, fell in love, and now live happily ever after. We're proud to say that Tecla played a little part in the story too! Todd lives with a C4 spinal cord injury. He's been using...

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Amazing Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

A magic dragon? The captain of a pirate's ship? A royal with their very own castle? 

Those are all costumes that Ryan and Lana Weimer, the founders of Magic Wheelchair, have created for their children who have spinal muscular atrophy,  as well as for other children around the world who require the use of wheelchairs.

 

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Q&A with Owen McGirr - Tecla user and creator of SayIt!

What's the app?

SayIt! is an iOS application that helps disabled people speak. The current version is very simple but version 1.1 will include word prediction. The word prediction algorithm is like nothing I've ever seen before. You can use abbreviated words and word prediction will predict the word you want. So, for example if the user types "abt", the word "about" will be predicted. I have used many word prediction systems over the years. I think I know what does and doesn't work.  Of course, the application is fully accessible with Switch Control. 

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