Tuesday May 26, 2020

Text app for people with verbal disabilities secures US deals

1st July, 2018
Rob Laffan: ‘We have users in every single state in the US’ Pic: Sean Curtin

A personal quest to help his young daughter communicate more effectively led accidental entrepreneur Rob Laffan to establish Limerick start-up TippyTalk in 2015.

The company has developed an app that allows people with verbal disabilities to translate pictures into text messages for family members and caregivers.

“My daughter Sadie has autism. I was in my final year at Limerick Institute of Technology, studying automation and robotics, and she was four at the time and non-verbal,” said...

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