According to the MS Trust there are over 100,000 people in the UK with Multiple Sclerosis.Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong condition which affects the central nervous system and the spinal cord.
Expert Resources: voice control
These are the items that relate to voice control found on the AbilityNet website. They may be factsheets, webinars, news stories, blog posts or reports.
Blog Post | Apr 2018
Blog Post | Jun 2016
Motor Neurone Disease is also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease (after an American baseball player). It affects the muscles in your body causing them to be weak. There is no known cure for this condition, but symptoms can be managed to help people to achieve the best possible quality of life. This blog has been written to coincide with MND Awareness Month which runs throughout June.
Factsheet | Jan 2016
This factsheet provides an overview of how you can control computers, tablets and smartphones with your voice. Communication technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and using voice recognition software to dictate to and control your computer has now become an increasingly attractive and practical proposition for many different users.
Case Study | Sep 2015
Northumberland-based Belinda Sidebotham is a tetraplegic who was shown how to use her voice to control her computer by an IT Can Help volunteer and now uses her technology to keep in touch with her network of friends and family.
Blog Post | Apr 2015
Imagine for a moment that you couldn’t use one side of your body. Your foot, leg, arm, or hand all stop working - sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently. This is how a stroke might affect you. Strokes happen when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, or is blocked. It also might affect the ability to communicate and process information. It's a devastating blow, but the good news is that there is a lot of technology that can help you.
Blog Post | Sep 2014
Multiple Sclerosis is a lifelong condition which affects the central nervous system and the spinal cord. Symptoms can include fatigue, vision problems and sometimes people with the condition can have cognitive issues too. Famous people with the condition include Jack Osborne and Jim Sweeney (UK comedian.)