A silent community speaks out about communications technology

Story by Halle Stockton, Video by Molly Duerig and Natasha Khan | PublicSource | Nov. 16, 2014

Her voice and hands sapped by ALS, Mount Lebanon resident Mara Sweterlitsch uses a speech-generating device to write and print out questions for her next doctor’s appointment.

Jennifer Lowe, a 46-year-old Brighton Heights woman with cerebral palsy, handles email and phone calls through her communication device to work as an education consultant for students with disabilities.

Photo by Molly Duerig / PublicSource


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