The technicians and staff at Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) do what we do because we are all personally committed to helping people achieve independence despite unfortunate circumstances. One client we have worked with is Jeremy Van Tress, a U.S. Army veteran who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in 2017. He received his diagnosis four days prior to the birth of his sixth child. Despite his diagnosis, Van Tress – who was medically discharged from the U.S. Army – decided to pursue his doctor of philosophy degree from Walden University. Inspired by his work as a social worker, he also founded a non-profit organization called, Smile Inside, which provides online counseling services to individuals with ALS and promotes ALS advocacy and research.
Despite his diagnosis, Van Tress continues to live life and impact others facing the same disease. We are so proud to be part of Jeremy’s inspiring journey!
If you have been diagnosed with ALS or another debilitating disease, we can help you maintain your independence. Our proprietary autonoME is an effective ALS communication device/custom environmental control unit with a user-friendly interface. The autonoME also has different types of input methods to accommodate various disease stages. A popular voice assistive technology feature is the voice banking option, which allows you to essentially “bank” your voice and unique expressions so it can be re-created as your ability to speak begins to decline. Are you interested in learning more about how the autonoME can help you maintain independence and make a tremendous difference in your independence? If so, give us a call today!