Irish app giving a voice to those who cannot speak
Innovation awards finalist TippyTalk: Rob Laffan designed product to help autistic daughter
John Clohessy and Rob Laffan of TippyTalk
Rob Laffan is father to a seven-year-old girl named Sadie who has autism and is non-verbal. It was this that inspired the creation of TippyTalk, a family run tech-company specialising in communication solutions for people living with a verbal disorder.
“I went back to college in 2012 and did a degree in robotics and automation,” says Laffan. “In the meantime we noticed our daughter wasn’t developing in the way a typical two-year-old would.