Tony’s life-changing tablet computer arrives

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Tony Vanterpool from Huntingdon was the recipient of a potentially life-changing bit of equipment last week.

Tony, who is deaf and has limited movement in his arms which prevents him from using his native sign-language, had been struggling to use a light-writer which is a device that speaks what he struggles to type.

Thanks to Pidley Mountain Rescue Team, all that is about to change. The Cambridgeshire based charity provided Tony with a new Windows based tablet computer that can run revolutionary new software specifically developed for people in similar circumstances to Tony. The software is more intuitive, easier and faster to use.

Tony, a keen cricket fan, lives at the Manor Care Home run by Leonard Cheshire Disability. He is pictured here being presented with the tablet by a representative of Pidley Mountain Rescue and Ruth Godden from Cambridgeshire Deaf Association. Ruth is Tony’s advocate and works to make sure his views are represented.

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