British comedian using voice technology is a hit on top TV talent show
Lee Ridley is a disabled comedian who uses voice technology to speak.
The voice technology Ridley uses is similar to what was used by the late physicist, Dr Stephen Hawking.
Ridley recently presented a comedy act on top TV show Britain's Got Talent. His performance left the audience and judges rolling down the aisle.
Ridley was a child when he lost the ability to speak because of cerebral palsy. However, that did not affect his sense of humour, or the desire to make others laugh.
Ridley uses an iPad app to read out his jokes. He had the judges on the show on his fan list by the end of his performance.
The judges have chosen him for the next level, giving Ridley the opportunity he has been waiting for.
Ridley used to work in the information technology sector. He left his job six years ago to pursue his passion, which was to make a career as a comedy artist.