ALS Advocacy

ALS Advocacy
Lou Gehrig's Disease - Motor Neuron Disease - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Thought it had been cured by now? Still no known cause. Still no cure. Still quickly fatal. Still outrageous.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Warm Up The TV For The Today Show on Wed., March 18!

From ALSTDI - Augie Nieto will be on the Today Show on NBC --


Be sure to watch NBC’s TODAY Show on Wednesday March 18th between 8:00-9:00AM (EST)
Augie Nieto, Chairman of the Board at ALS TDI and the Chief Inspirational Officer of Augie’s Quest, will appear in a segment highlighting the tools he uses to stay connected.Augie uses the DynaVox EyeMax, an eye gaze system which allows him to use his eyes to speak, send email, watch TV, and operate his computer. The segment is expected to show how people of all ages with multiple disabilities can use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to improve their lives and the lives of those around them.At the end of 2008, Troy Jurgensen made a presentation as part of the ALS TDI Leadership Summit in Boston, Mass. during which he demonstrated a number of different communication tools being utilized by ALS patients. Some of them, such as the DynaVox EyeMax, and a freeware program called "Dasher" are available today. To watch a recorded video of Troy's presentation, click here.
Don't Miss Augie on the Today Show! Check your local listing
for channel information. The segment will be available afterwards on the TODAY
Show's website by clicking here.

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