Monday, June 11, 2012

Has the iPad killed Dynavox? Don't cry for me, Autism Parents.

Has the iPad killed the one time AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) powerhouse, DynaVox? It sure looks that way.  It sure looks that way and as an autism dad who has both, I am not really sure what the point of the DynaVox is anymore.  It's big, it's bulky, it's way over priced.  Since the introduction of the iPad,  DynaVox, Inc. (DVOX)  stock has dropped about 92% to $1.25 (from $15) as of today. It's really kind of sad, but I have felt that the writing was on the wall for DynaVox for some time.  A few years ago, I begged and pleaded to purchase their software to install on a computer to use with a touchscreen LCD monitor.  They are/were very protective of their software, which is all well and good, but it will be their end.  We no longer need a several thousand dollar (ours was $7k when we got several years ago) piece of equipment to run AAC software.  They should get to work ASAP on a iPad app if they are to have any chance of survival.

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