or a brilliant herpetologist . . .
or a wildlife wrangler . . .
And I think she's happy about it.
And if you were in my shoes, you would see that the legal part isn’t the part that matters.
Here’s what matters: It’s a very logical assumption (confirmed by the AAC professionals that I’ve spoken with) that if SCS/PRC win this lawsuit, they will eliminate Speak for Yourself, the app that my 3 year old is working her damnedest to learn.
They will remove it from the market. It will disappear. They have no reason to keep it alive and one giant reason to kill it . . . money. PRC can make around $9,000 by selling one of their communication devices, and only a few hundred per iPad app. Hardware profits annihilate software profits.
Lest you think that I’m unfairly anti-communication device or pro-app, I point you to this post, in which I declared that an iPad app wouldn’t be good enough for Maya, that I was determined only a full communication device would serve her properly. Shortly after writing that post we met with reps from PRC and Dynavox to explore their devices. We were disappointed to see that the devices were too big (both literally and figuratively) for Maya. It was clear that in a few years PRC’s device would fit, but I didn’t want to wait. I sent emails out (to users, AAC experts, and company reps) asking about whether PRC was developing an app for the iPad, and the answer was a clear no.