Aphasia is a condition caused by injury to the brain, most commonly caused by a stroke, and affects the ability to communicate.
Some cases are milder than others but some are so severe as to make communication almost impossible. A hidden condition; it is rarely possible to tell that someone has aphasia just by looking at them. However, research shows that people with aphasia often lose confidence and become socially isolated once their therapy has finished. The NHS does not have the finances or human resources to continue with therapy although evidence shows that continued improvements are possible.
There is also evidence showing that technology can play a vital role in reducing social isolation by enhancing communication, well-being and social inclusion.
Our mission is to make a positive difference with technology by creating materials to support communication, distributing donations of technology, running IT skills courses and generally raising awareness.
We are entirely run by volunteers and reliant on grants and donations for funding. Donations, no matter how small, will help cover our postage and running costs so that we can continue to make a difference.
The AphasiaTEC team
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