iPad replaces $8k DynaVox machine, aides the disabled

by Gareth Mankoo

Innovation without heart and soul is nothing but a competitive product churned out to top market and sales charts. That’s where the iPad and the team of devices from Apple stand different. A report from the Modesto Bee states that folks at the United Cerebral Palsy in Stanislaus County are reaping the many advantages of the tablet. It is effectively replacing the $8,000 DynaVox machine that is currently in use at the center, for communication operations. By cutting down on this cost the organization managed to amass a budget for six iPads, a SmartBoard, an interactive touchscreen white board and a pair of GoTalks in lieu of the DynaVox.

The United Cerebral Palsy owes it up to the iPad and its customizable aspects that allow users to interact better and quicker rather than familiarizing themselves with complicated platforms. UCP CEO Scott Webb said, “This just opens up a whole lot of possibilities.”