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Oregon Public Utility Offers Ipads to Disabled Users

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OREGON - The Oregon Public Utility Commission recently completed a pilot program testing the use of Ipad's to help Oregonians who struggle to communicate while on the phone. The Ipad comes preloaded with telecommunications services and applications related to an individuals needs. After the successful trial run the commission wants to expand the program throughout the state.
    
"It helps independents, it helps communicate involvement, it opens doors in terms of communicating with others that they may not otherwise have had an opportunity to do so," Jon Cray, RSPF Manager.

The commission also offers different phones and speech generating devices along with the Ipad's to fit the needs of their customers. To qualify you need to complete an application as well as show certification that you are disabled. 

If you would like to learn more about the program you can click here.

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