Touch International Donates Supplies to Support AAC Device Give-Away Program for Individuals with Disabilities
AUSTIN, TEXAS – September 26, 2006- Touch International, Inc., a global manufacturer of high-quality touch screens and touch screen components, has donated multiple touch screens valued in the thousands of dollars to support the ’40 for 40′ Program launched this year by Prentke Romich Company (PRC) of Wooster, OH.
PRC is celebrating its 40th year as a worldwide leader in the field of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology by donating 40 of its powerful speech-output devices to individuals with disabilities who lack funding assistance and would not otherwise be able to obtain a communication aid.
Touch International, which provides touch screens used in PRC’s industry-leading devices, was eager to participate in the device give-away program. “Communication is very important,” said Michael Woolstrum, Touch International CEO. “Many people who are unable to communicate in traditional ways have found a way to communicate via touch, thanks to technological advances. It is Touch International’s goal to assist in any way possible.”
“We are grateful to Touch International for its generous support of our ’40 for 40′ Program,” stated PRC President Dave Moffatt. “We are a mission-based company, dedicated to enabling individuals with disabilities to communicate without limitations. We are proud to include Touch International among our business partners who support us in this important mission.”
To learn more about PRC’s ’40 for 40′ Program and read profiles of the device recipients, go to www.prentrom.com.
Prentke Romich Company (PRC) is a global leader in the development and manufacture of augmentative communication devices, computer access products, and other assistive technology for people with severe disabilities.
Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Wooster, Ohio, PRC has enabled thousands of speech-impaired children and adults worldwide to achieve spontaneous, independent, and interactive communication regardless of their disability, literacy level, or motor skills. PRC products are also distributed internationally through PRC subsidiaries in the United Kingdom and Germany and through partnerships with leading AAC companies worldwide.
About Touch International
Touch International, headquartered in Austin, Texas, was founded in 2002 by Michael Woolstrum and long-time veteran, Gary Barrett, the company’s CTO. TI has become a world leader in touchscreen, EMI filter, and enhanced display technology. The company operates its engineering and design facility and corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas as well as a high volume production facility is located in Shenzhen, China.