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    Voice banking.

    Anyone tried voice banking? Anyone got any recommendations or advice please?

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    Hi Jim;

    Do it as soon as you can, there is no cost till you want to download it and use it.

    Contact Richard Cave, via Mnda connect.

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    How much dose it cost?

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    Hi Jim;

    I don't think there's any cost till you down load it.

    I think that Richard said that it costs 100 euro but give him a ring on Monday and ask.

    Love Terry

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    According to MND Scotland (20/07/2018) Acapela costs €2400 (about £2070) plus £120 for an App if it’s to be used on iOS.

    Further info: https://www.mndscotland.org.uk/media...king-final.pdf

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    Once again may I remind everyone that the NHS is obliged to provide anyone with speech problems a method of communication. This may include a tablet and speech app, in my case an iPad and predictable. Given the financial constraints on the NHS they are clearly not going to provide the ridiculously expensive Acepela system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry52 View Post
    Once again may I remind everyone that the NHS is obliged to provide anyone with speech problems a method of communication.
    Hi Barry,

    Does that include voice banking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ellie View Post
    Hi Barry,

    Does that include voice banking?

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    [QUOTE=Ellie;89064]Hi Barry,

    Does that include voice banking?

    Hi Ellie,

    No, the voice banking is down to individual choice at your own expense.

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    Barry - I think some NHS provisions are a postal lottery and depends on the Trust.. In my area SALT will assist with Model Talker but they do not provide iPads. My local hospice are generous to a fault and will provide necessary equipment but my local hospital bucks when asked to provide foot and hand splints.

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    Thanks for kindly giving us that very useful information Barry.

    Sometimes we are not pro-actively told by Speech Therapists etc what they should be supplying us with free of charge - and so it's good to have an idea of what our statutory entitlement is.

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    Last edited by Kayleigh; 28th April 2019 at 01:15.

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