Voice control for computers

Computers connect people and enable them to share thoughts and ideas. They provide access to information and make it possible to carry out professional duties. However, using a computer is very difficult for people with severely shortened or malformed arms. Through the Babylon project, we provide funding for the purchase of a personal computer and use of the speech recognition solution Dragon. This software makes it possible to operate the computer by voice. To make it easier to get started, we also provide funding for participation in a four-day seminar that is specially designed for the needs of Thalidomide-affected people, taught by a trainer who is also a Thalidomide-affected person. A total of 280 affected people have already taken advantage of this offer. There is also an option of a two-day follow-up training to refresh the material covered in the seminar.

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Additional information is available on the website of our cooperation partner Paradicta.

Would you like to apply for computer funding?

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  • You are recognised by the Contergan Foundation for Disabled People.
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How it works:

  • Organisation, logistics and implementation are all handled by the Paradicta company.
  • Participation is confidential. We are only provided with the number of seminar participants, not their names.


Click here to go to the online form.

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In addition to international funding, we support Thalidomide-affected people with individual solutions. We seek to understand your individual needs and provide you with assistance where you need it most. The core of our work consists of providing aids that make life in your own home easier, promote contact with other people, or enable you to carry out your professional work activities. We are always open to your questions and suggestions. Feel free to contact us.
... Access funding application material
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Do you have questions or suggestions? Feel free to write us an e-mail or give us a call.

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