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"What do you do?"

I am a researcher and a speech-language pathologist.

"That doesn't sound like a Slashdotty kind of job. What are you doing here?"

I do R&D on augmentative and alternative communication systems. I learn a lot about new hardware and software things here.

"what?"

You know that computer rig that Stephen Hawking uses to communicate? That's an AAC system. I develop those. And do research on how to make them better and easier to learn.

It's the intersection of linguistics, human-computer interface design, hardware hacking, and the social sciences. It's about as geeky a field as I was able to find that also makes people's lives better in a very real and tangible way.

And I have to say, thank goodness for Dr. Hawking, because if it weren't for him I'd never be able to explain to people what I do for a living.

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