Non-verbal people use iPhone app to communicate

I love this! USA Today has a story on a new app for the iPhone or iPod Touch that can be used to help people with communication disorders — like some non-verbal children with autism — communicate with others:

JW [a boy with autism] goes everywhere with the slick touch-screen mp3 player strapped to his arm. It lets him touch icons that voice basic comments or questions, such as, “I want Grandma’s cookies” or “I’m angry ā€” here’s why.” He uses his “talker” to communicate with everyone ā€” including his service dog, Roscoe, who listens to voice commands through the tiny speakers.

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