Hi all:

Here's where the story's from... I am 26 years old and have a few physical disabilities. One such condition is that under high enough stress, my voice gives out and I am rendered nonverbal. To avoid unavailability in both my personal and professional life I use an iPad to communicate and any number of 3 ways: 1) typing the things I want to say and hitting the "speak" button, 2) utilizing the pre-defined responses and statements, and/or 3) writing on the electronic whiteboard. These methods can be combined or used individually.

Here's where your opinion comes in: I wish to be permanently nonverbal instead of worrying when my voice will give out I just default to the iPad for all communications.

What do you all think of my desires to become nonverbal forever?