While in Copenhagen, Denmark recently I had the pleasure to meet and chat with Niels Virring Martensen and Per Rasmussen of
, a small company dedicated to making mobile products for people with Disabilities. Niels is the managing director and Per is the lead software developer/architect. Per is disabled and with one hand (via a joystick
on his wheelchair) he is able to produce the great code that runs CepaCom.
From Cepa's website:
CepaCom is a discrete mobile communicator which has been designed for people with special needs.
Even though you might be highly motor disabled, you now have the opportunity to communicate on your own - anytime, anywhere.
With CepaCom you are able to choose between these features: Speech machine (Text-to-Speech)
Contact your family and friends using the phone functionality.
Text Messages Keep track of your contacts
Media Player: Listen to E-books and music
The different "modules" can be purchased seperately. If you only need the Speech Machine and Media Player, this is what you pay for and recieve.
It was an honor a pleasure to meet such innovative and capable people. They are doing great things at Cepa and really changing the world for people with disabilities by producing software and systems that enable independence and communication freedom.
See the CepaCom demo here