At Motorola Mobility we believe technology should simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. That’s why we and the Motorola Foundation partnered with Autism Speaks to give families with autistic children Motorola XOOM tablets.
The Motorola XOOM is a great tool for autistic children because there aren’t distracting peripherals and the touchscreen interface is very intuitive.
Working with Autism Speaks and the Motorola Foundation, we gave forty-five families with autistic children in the Chicago and San Diego areas Motorola XOOMs. The families are using the tablets every day to help their children build communication skills, improve confidence and increase sociability.
“[The XOOM] helps him with his independence, we’ve taught him it is his device and he is proud of it. The screen size of Motorola XOOM is essential- it is similar to a standard piece of paper, so he can practice his handwriting skills accurately, and the video modeling is much more engaging,” explained one family member in the program.
We know our products are great for techies wanting the latest gadget, but we also believe they are more than that. So we’re working with researchers and application developers to make even more resources available to families with autistic children.
Listen to some of the families in the program and hear what they have to say.