Open Letter to Steve Jobs
Dear Mr. Jobs,
You have a wonderful opportunity to be a change agent again, not just in the field of technology, but in people’s lives. Your ipad is giving people voice. You could make a difference simply by talking to insurance companies and telling them the truth – your devices are augmentative communication devices that should be covered as such. I have faith that you have the ability to start this very productive and necessary dialogue. It is not hard to verify an individual’s communication needs with doctor’s orders. While your devises are less expensive than the competition, they still aren’t actually cheap. Consider this population: Families who have paid large sums out of pocket for medical expenses. People who have already paid thousands of dollars on other communication devises. Families who are paying high premiums for health insurance that should work for us. Please help.
But wait, I believe there is someone else already devoted to the issues of children, poverty, and education. That would be your friend Bill Gates. Should we leave it to him to make ipads more available to children with disabilities? Weird. But I know my family will take a solution anyway we can.