Software to help people with disabilities

Software to help people with disabilities

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Aspirante Foundation chairman Fran Killoway

Aspirante Foundation chairman Fran Killoway

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THE Aspirante Foundation is giving away free software licences to people living with disabilities in the Greater Sydney area.

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THE Aspirante Foundation is giving away free software licences to people living with disabilities in the Greater Sydney area.

The organisation has 100 licences for ABLE100, a program that is designed to help people with disabilities such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), motor neurone disease (MND), advanced stage multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, muscular dystrophy and stroke.

The software is a user-friendly platform that can be modified to suit specific needs and lifestyle requirements.

For example, users who can't speak can use the software to speak on their behalf to communicate with friends, family and carers using voice or email. This can even be accessed without a keyboard or mouse.

Foundation chairman Fran Killoway said she was excited to be able to share this software.

"Through ABLE100, we want to open up communication, remove frustration and make a difference by providing tools which can assist with everyday tasks," Ms Killoway said.

She said many of these tasks can prove extremely challenging and overwhelming for people living with a disability.

The software will be available to users free of charge as long as they need it, as long as they use it daily.

This daily use will help the campaign team better understand how the software can meet user requirements.

People can apply for the software at www.aspirantefoundation.org

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