Reflections from Inside a Care Facility: Peter Kougasian Reflections from Inside a Care Facility: Peter Kougasian

The below essay was written by Peter Kougasian using only his eyes.  Peter was diagnosed with ALS in 2016, and resided in a care facility when he wrote this piece over the summer of 2021. Peter's words express not only his love and sense of humor, but also provide insight into the challenges of living with ALS, especially in a care facility.  Our hope is that Read More


What Would You Give Up? What Would You Give Up?

Dylan, a writer and naturopathic doctor-in-training, was diagnosed with ALS in 2017. He originally wrote this piece for the Unfixed Project. Their Youtube channel shares stories of those with incurable chronic diseases to humanize the experience of serious illness and disability. You can check out his full interview here: WHAT WOULD YOU GIVE UP? Would I give up my experiences and lessons from living with ALS to walk again, to talk again, Read More


Video: Eye Tracking with Rusty Video: Eye Tracking with Rusty

Check out this video where our Technical Director explains eye tracking with the help of one of our amazing clients, Rusty.  Rusty uses eye tracking to communicate and manage her home. Video:   Read More



Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)

On May 3rd Bridging Voice was excited to host a brown bag discussion and demonstration on Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) technology at the JCC in Manhattan. The key presenter, Ms. Theresa Vaughan, is a researcher and Project Coordinator for BCI Clinical Studies at the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies (NCAN). The NCAN is part of the Wadsworth Center, the Public Health Laboratories of the New York State Department of Health in Albany, New York. Ms. Vaughan Read More


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Gleason Documentary Gleason Documentary

GLEASON is an inspiring documentary about Steve Gleason, former NFL defensive back and New Orleans hero, who was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 34. This film incorporates personal video journals from Gleason for his then-unborn son to footage of his adventures undertaken as part of his mission to live his life to the fullest. Steve continues to be an inspiration and shares his life adventures (including the birth of Read More


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