Why is Voice Banking Important?

If you have been diagnosed with a progressive disease such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), voice banking is something that should be considered as early as possible. Accessibility Services, Inc. (ASI) is proud to partner with Acapela…

I Was Just Diagnosed with ALS, Now What?

Being diagnosed with a progressive disease such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) can be devastating to both the person with the disease and their family and friends.  Once the initial shock has worn off, it is time to start making…
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

ALS Research News

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease that causes damage and eventually death of the nerve cells that control muscles and movement.  This incurable disease has remained somewhat of a mystery over the years. There…
Voice Assistive Technology

What is Voice Assistive Technology?

Voice assistive technology is a term used to describe any type of electronic device that offers speech assistance, including personal speech aids, voice amplifiers, and what is commonly known as a speech generating device (SGD).  Accessibility…
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Stages of ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease.  Also commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, ALS can affect anyone, but most commonly occurs in individuals between the ages of 55 and 75.  As the disease…
ALS assistive technology

ALS and Environmental Control

One of the most devastating aspects of progressive diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is losing the ability to control your surroundings.  Fortunately ALS assistive technology has advanced to allow individuals the ability to…
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

The Latest in ALS Research

A new study performed by researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests that intestinal, or gut, microbiome may affect the progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Results of the study indicate that certain microbes…
Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)


Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) is essentially any form of communication with the exception of speech.  This can include symbols, pictures and sign language.  When it comes to augmentative and alternative communication…