I was made aware of this by Kim Hammons. Thanks again Kim
Free communication devices are available to Pennsylvanians through a generous donation from AstraZeneca.
The Zam Communicator is a lightweight, two-sided communication device that does NOT generate speech. It was developed to help improve communication between patients who are unable to speak and medical professionals. The device offers a keypad for spelling out words and icons representing medically related messages. The messages are displayed on a dual sided LCD screen at the top of the communication device.
Zam Communicators are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis to individual Pennsylvanians. Individuals will be asked to pick up the device from PIAT’s main office or pay for shipping. Photos of the device are included in the attachment.
AstraZeneca is a Delaware-based pharmaceutical company that donated these devices to Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology. These devices must be distributed directly to patients and may not be distributed to or through physicians, other health care professionals, medical group practices, or to hospitals. They can be distributed directly to patient groups in individual, outpatient, or health clinic settings. Health care and disability professionals can promote the availability of these devices and encourage individuals to contact their Assistive Technology Resource Center (ATRC) (for a listing of ATRCs, go to http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/assistive/atlend/atrc.shtml. )AstraZeneca and Temple University make no warranty and assume no liability on the device or any of the included components.
If you or someone you know could use a communication device, such as the Zam Communicator, please contact PIAT at 800-204-PIAT (7428), (866) 268-0579 (TTY) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), a program of the Institute on Disabilities at the Temple University, helps Pennsylvanians with disabilities learn about and acquire the tools they need in order to learn, work, play, and participate in community life. If you have any assistive technology needs, please contact PIAT at (800) 204-PIAT (7248) voice), or (866) 268-0579 (TTY), email@example.com or visit www.disabilities.temple.edu/piat.
Jennifer M. Seale, M.S. CCC-SLP
Augmentative Communication Services Coordinator
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
Suite 610 University Services Building
1601 North Broad Street
Philadelphia PA 19122
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