One of the pre-conference workshops I attended at AGOSCI 2011 was all about telecommunications. I was interested in this topic as I would love Mac to be able to ring his Grandparents and thank them if they have looked after him, or tell them something cool he did at school. I would love to be able to have more meaningful conversations with him when I am away (I am sure his Dad is the same). Among many of the great ideas and options including the National Relay Service, Skype, large button phones, switch adapted phones there was one VERY new concept we were introduced to.
The launch of the following website…
Fresh out of the box is a new website for people with complex communication needs (CCN) (& supporters/helpers) who find it hard to use the phone independently.
So what is it?
The Newell Network will help you:
- find out about telecommunications resources.
- ask questions, and talk with others who can help you.
- share your experience and knowledge.
- discuss and try to solve problems.
As with all these information sharing websites they are much better if populated with lots of questions, ideas and ‘big picture dreams’ so try to use it – you never know what solution someone might find.
If you had one telecommunications idea you thought was ‘too crazy’ to ever be invented what would it be?