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Dr Bob Segalman: Phone Service for Speech Disabilities

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“A major problem is not the disability but the way able bodied people perceive people with significant disabilities, especially speech disabilities. I constantly have to educate strangers that I am (intellectually) competent. Another problem is that many people assume that because of my disability that they can take advantage of me financially.”

 

Dr Bob Segalman was born in 1942 with Cerebral Palsy.  His parents insisted on mainstreaming him several decades before inclusion was even conceptualized. As an end result, Dr. Bob received two doctoral degrees and is the founder and central advocate for Speech-to-Speech phone services for people with speech disabilities.

 

Join us to hear how Dr Bob has almost single-handedly revolutionized phone communications for people living with speech disabilities in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden through the use of a telephone assistance service called Speech-to-Speech.

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