YOU STILL HAVE TIME TO DONATE!!! There-have we got your attention yet? HI ALL--We've been largely silent in social media the past few weeks, and so here's an accounting of what's been going on in ACT land. Short version: It's not too late to help make our dream a reality for millions suffering the emotional effects … Continue reading Shifting Gears–A Funding Update
If you've been following us, you know that our journey is a personal and sometimes very difficult one. I hope you are as moved by this poem The Hall of Souls gave a collective flutter. Down through the cloudy mist To the rain forest below She descended. Halting, cocking her head The screaming of monkeys, … Continue reading The Sparrow’s Song, Part 2
If you've been following, you have read the beautiful reflection by Bridges App founder Brenda Jensen. Below is a poem inspired by Brenda's and Carl's remarkable story: THE SPARROW’S SONG The Hall of Souls gave a collective flutter. Down through the cloudy mist To the rain forest below She descended. Halting, cocking her … Continue reading Sparrow Song, Part 2
By Brenda, Carl, and Genevieve Jensen One day, our precious beautiful baby is born. So anticipated. So precious. So loved... Always and forever. So loved. Development goes awry. We must choose: Flight? To denial; Fight? To solutions yet invented. Always and forever. Searching a solution. We have fought for three decades. Flanked by our daughter’s … Continue reading The Sparrow’s Song
"Be the change you wish to see in the world." So said Ghandi. And we are so thankful to the 28 donors so far and the many hundreds of followers and supporters who have gotten us on the road to a working user interface that will help us bring emotional speech to millions. Success is … Continue reading Plea From a Person With A Communication Disorder: Just Hear Me
If you've been following, you know that Brenda and I started a fundraising campaign 2 weeks ago to aid in our goal to make emotional communication possible for the millions of people trapped intellectually inside their minds, at http://www.gofundme.com/bridges-app. Focusing primarily on adolescents with autism, Bridges App is easily adaptable to others with neurologically-based impediments … Continue reading Fundraiser Update #1
If you read my last entry, you know that as Brenda and I have pursued our dream of age-appropriate, complex assistive communication, two burning questions have animated my efforts: Are we just redoing something already accomplished?, and Is there a place for Bridges App in current assistive tech? Last entry I described my answer to the first … Continue reading And The Second App Development Question—Answered as Well
Last weekend I got to attend my first-ever conference with Assistive Technologies Institute of America, in Orlando (not far from home in Tampa!) While I didn't attend any educational sessions, I was able to take a leisurely stroll through the expo hall to see what appeared to be the cutting edge in assistive communication today. I … Continue reading First Big App Question Answered!
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