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July 19th 2011:Speaking with technology when your voice doesn’t work

Gail Fisher-Taylor, and her two sons, Kerr and Skye Wattie, are founders of Kilometres for Communication, http://kilometresforcommunication.com, a national awareness and fundraising campaign for empowering the voices of people who, because of disabilities, must communicate without typical speech. Tracy Shepherd is President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication, http://www.isaac-online.org/en/home.shtml, which promotes awareness of the potential of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to enhance lives of individuals unabl

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Tracy Shepherd

Tracy Shepherd is President of the Canadian Chapter of the International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), which aims to make people aware of the potential that augmentative communication has to change the lives of individuals around the world who are unable to speak. She is also a member of the organizational committee for the Breaking the ICE conference, a national consumer-focused conference for people who use AAC. She’s a speech language pathologist who has practiced clinically in augmentative and alternative communication since 1991. She is a clinician at the Thames Valley Children’s Centre in London, Ontario. She’s also an Education Coordinator at the Centr
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Gail Fisher-Taylor

Gail Fisher-Taylor, along with her two sons, Kerr Wattie, and Skye Wattie, is a founder of Kilometres for Communication, http://kilometresforcommunication.com, a national awareness and fundraising campaign about empowering the voices of people who, because of disabilities, must communicate in ways other than with typical speech. Inspired by his brother Kerr, who usually travels in a wheelchair and speaks with blinks and a communication device, Skye launched this coast to coast cycling journey on Vancouver Island. Gail drives the support vehicle as Skye cycles, sometimes accompanied by Kerr in a bike trailer. They’re meeting with people who communicate in a variety of ways, and are speaking a
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