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Alberta-developed device helps mobility-challenged kids turn thoughts into action
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Alberta-developed device helps mobility-challenged kids turn thoughts into action

The first time Claire Sonnenberg made a light switch on, using just her thoughts alone, her face lit up as well. “Her smile just said it all,” Claire’s mother, Stephanie Sonnerberg, recalls. “It was one of the best feelings I could have had for her.”The six-year-old Calgary girl was born with cerebral palsy. She isn’t able to speak and a lot of movements are challenging as well.“It can be very hard to watch because she has so much to say and she wants to do so much but her body and diagnosis really limits how she can get her movements out and her words across,” says Stephanie Sonnenberg.READ MORE:  New technology key to releasing kids who are ‘locked in’ their bodies Children like Claire have access to a number of options when it comes to adaptive technology. The technology can re...
Making Halloween accessible for children
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Making Halloween accessible for children

Global News Morning Toronto Halloween is a highly anticipated holiday for lots of children – but accessibility barriers can sometimes make it difficult. Minna Rhee explores an initiative that is helping children with disabilities have a trick-or-treat experience that’s fun for everyone! Source link