Thursday, May 12, 2011

Only God Could Hear Me: A Film About Opening Up New Worlds For The Disabled Through Technology

Sorry, I'm not articulate, but this sure looks like a great film which follows four people as their world's are opened up through the use of new technologies and they can finally communicate.

As you can see--It's very much set in Pittsburgh and should also give a peak at many of the great scientists and technologists working on problems like this here.

Starring and narrated by Chris Klein and Jennifer Lowe, 'Only God Could Hear Me' offers a portrait of the lives and souls of "non-speakers," looking beyond just how they communicate, into why they are driven to do so. Follow several AAC users as they navigate the daily challenges of their disabilities. Brought to you by Bruce Baker and Semantic Compaction Systems, the creation story of the "Minspeak" method is told in parallel. Directed by Colin Sanders.

5 Special Screenings:

Sunday, May 15th - 2pm & 7:15pm

Tuesday, May 17th - Thursday, May 19th - 7:15pm

SouthSide Works Cinema

"All proceeds will benefit the Pittsburgh Employment Conference for Augmented Communicators through SHOUT, a western Pennsylvania 501(c)3 organization. The mission of SHOUT is to advocate for full and meaningful employment for people with disabilities who rely on augmentative communication."

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