Paralysed man ‘speaks’ again thanks to iPad

iPads are used at the Carlton Centre in Barnsley, which Kevin Beverley attends. Credit: Paul Faith/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man who suffered brain damage as a result of a vicious attack 20 years ago has been able to communicate for the first time in two decades thanks to an iPad.

Kevin Beverley, from Barnsley, was left paralysed after the unprovoked attack but is now able to give messages to his family and carers.

He is able to express likes and dislikes by touching the screen to select letters and form words.

"It is so good to be able to speak again,” the 55-year-old typed at the end of his first day using the programme.