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Over the past half-decade Mauricio Meza and Jorge Silva have worked their way through Toronto’s startup ecosystem evolving their accessibility device from a cobbled together tool made from third party hardware, to a seamless, proprietary tool making smart devices available to anybody with upper-body mobility impairments.
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TORONTO — Mauricio Meza says the problem with using traditional assisted devices for communication is they’re expensive and don’t always work well.
It can often be expensive for people with disabilities to access and use technological devices, and usually the technology they can use is outdated.