The Theory of Everything

The Theory of Everything is a 2014 biopic about the life of Stephen Hawking. Biopics are often funny because they end up portraying subjects with superhuman capabilities. In the case of Stephen Hawking, the man’s brain is superhuman. If you haven’t seen it, this movie will get you right in the feels.

In the trailer for the film, you can see when Stephen gets his trach and his first AAC device, which happens to have an American accent (1:51 - 2:00). Because of this accent, I didn’t realize Stephen was British until I saw the film (which, of course, serves as a reminder that we need to take into consideration the personal characteristics of the individual we are fitting with a voice).

Now that Stephen Hawking has passed, this film is a great reminder of the positive role model Stephen was for the millions of people who use AAC devices.