Rick Frame demonstrates Sesame Enable at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, this past March.


I have been a C3-4 quadriplegic for 20 years, and didn’t learn about Sesame Enable’s hands-free phone until five years ago. At that time, Sesame Enable was still developing its hands-free technology.

The thought of making my own phone call was exhilarating. I could call without anyone dialing for me? Without my caregiver having to sit around or be in the next room waiting for me to be done to hang up? I could make a call in privacy to whoever I wanted without anyone knowing? This was what I was longing for!

I was lucky enough to receive a Sesame Phone through the company’s initial donation program. It wasn’t the first smart phone I had, but it was the first one I had control of. I immediat