Hi all. I’m an Occupational Therapist (a healthcare worker) and I focus on supporting people who have severe and complex disabilities who can’t communicate - to speak. We do this using technology (think Stephen Hawking). We are working with a number of individuals who are blind (as well as physically disabled and can’t speak) to learn to use morse code. Short story: Its super-efficient. To do this we have taken a phaser game that was supported by Google to teach morse code - and put sounds on it. Morse is fantastic - but teaching someone, particularly someone who has now isolated from the world thanks to sars-cov-2, is really difficult. We are now needing some support fix a round of issues as the app was really designed to be run originally on android - and without these sounds…
- So here’s the working game: https://morse-learn.acecentre.net
- Here is the repo: https://github.com/acecentre/morse-learn
- Here is a starter backlog: https://gist.github.com/willwade/1a568abaf332dcee9498a91e2e58db2a (with the original repo having the issue queue. Our fork is now quite a bit different hence popping this in a seperate list)
- and here is a bit of background/starter on morse code and auditory mnemoics. Its a fun watch.
Back story behind the whole project: https://morse.withgoogle.com. Google did a great job - but it really was a one-off thing and not a lot more work has been done on this. Hence us trying to take up the reigns.
Right now I’m trying to support people remotely through this pandemic and help people communicate as much as possible - but getting this off the ground would really help a few people currently isolated in care homes and hospitals.
If you fancy helping out in any way - your help would be tots appreciated!