Motor Neurone Disease: ICT

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th March 2022.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS is taking to introduce digital voice technologies for people with motor neurone disease that help preserve their accent and way of speaking.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

National Health Service Augmentative and Alternative Communication services currently offer people with motor neurone disease access to a wide range of communication aids and equipment. They also offer guidance on the ability for people to ‘bank’ their voices through the use of a variety of different services including SpeakUnique, MyOwnVoice, VocaliD and others.

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