We made some Google+ support communities, so that they'd be easily accessible on mobile and because G+ allows multiple sign-in for use with pseudonyms. One is for having experienced sexual violence; one for depression, suicide, and self-harm; the last for abuse. Posts are private--like a closed FB group--but anyone can request to join.
Stephen Hawkins's sophisticated computer translates tiny facial movements into speech. This device converts breath into Morse code to do the same at a fraction of the cost. People with speech issues will be able to communicate without needing to be rich.
Why would this be considered impossible? We already do this with literature and with audio. Medical science had a type of this with diagnosis machines. It's just a matter of figuring out how to apply those concepts visually, and that's what was achieved here. "Hard" and "not possible yet" are far from "impossible".
As the turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri, unfolds, questions about the United States’ commitment to human rights are once more headlining news coverage around the world. The uncomfortable international spotlight on such domestic problems should not be surprising.