New Israeli App Shatters the Silence of Autism


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.

{ Israel News Bureau}