Deaf News: Deaf quadriplegic writes on Twitter at rate of four words a minute

Posted on October 9, 2012

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The Daily Mail has reported on a deaf quadriplegic who has become a Twitter sensation despite being limited to only 4 words a minute.

He is 24 and confined to a constant existence in a wheelchair.

But thanks to Twitter, David Rose not only has thousands of friends, but he’s finding more all the time, all of them drawn to his witty comments and positive attitude as he blogs and tweets about his life.

David is a profoundly deaf quadriplegic, his disabilities caused by cerebral palsy, and he sends each message out at a pace of four words a minute, using a specialised computer which translates his eye movements.

Since his family helped set up ‘David’s Twitter Machine’, to go along with his own blog, his world has got much bigger thanks to virtual friends which stand in admiration for his ethics, philosophies and good humour.

Follow David Rose: @daveonwheels

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2215181/Heartwarming-tale-deaf-quadriplegic-writes-Twitter-words-minute.html#ixzz28paCV37B

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