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When the coronavirus pandemic shifted daily activities online, people like Steve Whyte found it virtually impossible to continue with their pre-pandemic life.
For two decades, Whyte, who uses a wheelchair and has challenges with communicating, had a board on his wheelchair tray with a variety of words that he would point to, when needing to communicate. At the Ottawa Foyers Partage (OFP), a non-profit that works with adults with multiple disabilities, where Whyte would frequent, staff members tried for years to convince him to turn his physical board into a digital one.
During the pandemic, Whyte found himself isolated — not being able to meet in person, and unable to communicate using technology either.
A facilitator at OFP, Steve Crane, who worked closely with Whyte, noticed the impact of the
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