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Motor Neurone Disease: ICT

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 137307, tabled on 9 March 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the NHS is taking to introduce digital voice technologies for people with motor neurone disease that help preserve their accent and way of speaking.

Answered on

15 March 2022

National Health Service Augmentative and Alternative Communication services currently offer people with motor neurone disease access to a wide range of communication aids and equipment. They also offer guidance on the ability for people to ‘bank’ their voices through the use of a variety of different services including SpeakUnique, MyOwnVoice, VocaliD and others.