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The Techcrunch Interviews: Talkitt: Giving Disabled People a Voice

The Techcrunch Interviews: Talkitt: Giving Disabled People a Voice

At Media Jobs we like to bring you the most inno­v­a­tive com­pa­nies.  In this inter­view we will learn about a dis­abil­i­ty inno­va­tion from a new com­pa­ny that could help dis­abled peo­ple regain their voice. About 1.5% of peo­ple in the West­ern World have some form of com­mu­ni­ca­tions lim­i­ta­tions due to med­ical con­di­tions includ­ing Motor Neu­rone Dis­ease, Cere­bral Pal­sy, Stroke, Brain Dam­age and Autism. Cur­rent “talk” solu­tions uti­lize body move­ments how­ev­er they do not tru­ly enable the indi­vid­u­als to actu­al­ly speak.   Talkitt is unique in that it is an inex­pen­sive smart phone app that will use the users own voice to com­mu­ni­cate. Imag­ine hav­ing some­thing to say but no way to com­mu­ni­cate it.  Talkitt’s Chief Exec­u­tive (CEO) Dan­ny Weiss­berg came up with the idea in Israel back in 2012 after his grand­moth­er had a stroke that severe­ly impaired her speech. We spoke with Talkit­t’s US head of Busi­ness Devel­op­ment, Sara Smol­ley to learn more about this yet to be released prod­uct.   Roy: This is Roy Weiss­man from MediaJobs.com. We’re talk­ing with Sara Smol­ley from Voiceitt.   You have a prod­uct called Talkitt. What is Talkitt? What was the rea­son for cre­at­ing it? What prob­lems are we solv­ing.   Sara: Talkitt is…

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