Viral Now: Apple's iPad helps Dillan find his voice

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Digital | April 06, 2016
The film was released on the occasion of World Autism Awareness Day.

Dillan Barmache finds his voice in Apple Inc.'s two-minute short film titled 'Dillan's Voice', which was released on April 2, celebrated this year as World Autism Awareness Day. The film is a moving tale of a 16-year-old teen who felt angry and frustrated at being singled out as 'challenged' by people around him. No one could understand his thoughts and the way he communicated with them.

Dillan's Voice

"All my life I wanted so badly to connect with people. But, they couldn't understand because I had no way to communicate. I get to experience the world in a very unique way. I could see the wind, hear the flowers. I can see incredible emotions flowing from those I love. So many people can't understand that I have a mind. All they can see is a person who is not in control. But, now you can hear me. The iPad helps me to see not only my words but to hold onto my thoughts. Having a voice has changed everything in my life. No more isolation. I can finally speak with the people who love me. I can say what I think and let them know I love them too," says Barmache.

Apple's iPad came to the hassled teen's rescue and helped him express his thoughts and emotions by letting him type them out on the iPad and then read out loud with the help of an augmentative and alternative communication device.

The film goes on to depict how he successfully delivers his graduation speech thanks to the iPad. Created by TBWAMedia Arts Lab, the film was uploaded on Apple's YouTube channel on April 2, has already garnered over three million views so far.

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