MJD Foundation

News: Yolŋu Matha - English Keyboard

MJD Foundation are excited to launch a 'Yolŋu Matha - English Keyboard’ for iOS. This app is the first high-tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) aid for Yolŋu with complex communication needs, collaboratively designed with our clients and their families living with MJD and the Telstra Foundation. 

Communication aids in Aboriginal languages acknowledge the important connection between Aboriginal languages, identity, relationships and staying strong for our clients and families. This app is the first of what we hope will be a number of high-tech communication aids in Aboriginal languages to complement low-tech communication systems for Aboriginal people living with complex communication needs. To learn more about our communication research and projects click here => 'Yolŋu with Machado–Joseph disease: Exploring communication strengths and needs.'

Click here to access the app or simply search for it on your iPad or in the Apple Store. 

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