Robin Shobe is a licensed and certified Speech-language Pathologist. Her work: increasing awareness of good tools and using them to match persons with technologies that augment or replace skills to provide access to a full life.
Why Augment Oregon?
Augment Oregon is focused on providing individuals with good tools for learning and communication.
The word augment means to increase. Humans are good at developing and using tools that augment, or increase, their natural abilities (or create new ones!). Think flying, texting, hearing a baby’s heartbeat in utero, all made possible by technology. For some of us with disabilities, technology can augment or replace physical skills like walking or talking, cognitive skills like memorizing new information or retrieving facts, or social-emotional skills like waiting or meeting new people.
“For people without disabilities, technology makes things easier. For people with disabilities, technology makes things possible (Mary Pat Radabaugh)”