New Israeli App Shatters the Silence of Autism

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iphoneA new Israeli application, the first of its kind in the world, is allowing people who cannot speak to communicate with people everywhere.

Ola Mundo (“Hello World ” in Spanish) is an application that transmits instant messages using symbols for people whose speaking or writing ability is severely impaired. It was developed by Ophir Harel, a project manager at an Israeli high-tech firm who has a 10-year-old autistic child.

The application allows children and adults who do not speak and write to communicate with the world around them by way of a new language comprised solely of symbols.

Its use is not dependent on proximity, since the user of the application communicates by way of instant messaging.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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