Mission & Vision
WE BELIEVE the ability to connect and communicate with family, friends, and the broader world is a critical component of the human experience. No diagnosis should be allowed to rob an individual of this possibility.
OUR MISSION is to enable and empower people with neurodegenerative disorders to communicate by removing the barriers between them and assistive technology.
In the United States there are over a million people struggling from the impact of neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple system atrophy (MSA), muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and others.
These diseases can leave a person’s cognition intact while destroying their ability to move and communicate. Without assistive technology these individuals are left unable to express even their most basic needs.
Assistive technologies can help. These technologies can be very effective in restoring a person’s ability to communicate, but there are gaps that prevent these services from being successfully deployed:
Bridging Voice assists people with neurodegenerative diseases with their computer access and communication technology needs at every juncture. We educate clients, their families and health practitioners on available communication options, streamline the process of accessing special technologies, and provide ongoing support, training, and customization to maximize every client’s quality of life. Through a range of personalized services, we help lift the technology burden off their shoulders.
Programs & Services
With concern, care, expertise, knowledge, and teamwork Bridging Voice opened a new world of communication to me where once I only saw this as a diminishing ability. Bridging Voice not only provides for enhanced communication in regards to ALS, but in addition provides hope.read more...
Bridging Voice is an amazing organization that has been so supportive and caring about my needs. Nachum and Debra have helped me to become more comfortable with my WinSlate as a new user. During a home visit they were able to help me access my television, email and phone easilyread more...
Pauline (ALS patient)
Mother of 2 children age 4 and 5
I have ALS and my voice is faltering. I called Bridging Voice and made an appointment to get started. The guidance and inspiration they have instilled makes this difficult process easier. I’m not looking forward to losing my voice but when I do, I will be more prepared. Thank you Bridging Voice.read more...
My husband and I just share how happy we were with our Bridging Voice consultation. My husband was diagnosed with bulbar ALS one year ago and is losing the ability to speak. He is difficult to understand and fatigue quickly sets in which limits his daily communication. Bridging Voice provided a wealth of information andread more...
Susan & Keith K.
Bridging Voice has been amazingly helpful to our family. My husband is now able to communicate all his needs and have lengthy conversations with his familyread more...
Wife of Darren (ALS patient)
When life leaves you speechless and immobile, and eye contact is your only way to communicate, it can be barren. My eye gaze typing device made living my life possible again! I can convey the little things that make such a difference. If you have an option to have an “eye gaze speech augmentation device”read more...
When I was diagnosed with ALS I never thought I would be losing my voice, now I am and it’s hard to communicate and sometimes it’s frustrating. Now I’m also losing my ability to write and type. I feel left out when trying to keep in touch with people.read more...