IPad applications help Allentown woman communicate in more ways than one

iPad applications help Allentown woman to communicate in more ways than one
Kelly Berta, 24, of Allentown, demonstrate her Proloquo2Go app on her an… (KEVIN MINGORA, THE MORNING…)

December 31, 2012|By Milton D. Carrero, Of The Morning Call

For the first 15 years of her life, Kelly Berta could not communicate with anyone but her parents.

“Since she was a little a baby,” her mother Karen explains, “it was really hard for people to understand her. But she didn’t become frustrated by that. She always tried, and she created her own language. I understood it because she was so consistent.”

But now with the help of a world of applications available through Apple’s iPad, and help from Good Shepherd’s Assistive Technology Program, Berta is able to voice her needs. She can also surf the web, visit educational sites, listen to music, order at restaurants, send e-mails and make full use of her sense of humor.

For Kelly, who lives with both physical and developmental disabilities, the iPad is more than a nifty gadget. It is a window that enables her to share her inner vision with the world in ways that were not available to her before. Read More

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