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ACI Links


The following websites provide information and services relevant to the AAC community.

AAC Apps for iPad
AAC Organizations
AAC Vendors/Manufacturers


Phrase Board
Phrase Board is a dynamic app which facilitates rapid general communication but also has a section which permits tailoring to specific patients' or facilities' needs. It also has a whiteboard for drawing pictures or words. Phrase Board, a free iPad patient communication app was designed in response to a mother who asked on iPad Forum if there was a simple yes/no iPad app her quadriplegic son could use.

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AAC Institute
Dedicated to the most effective communication for people who rely on AAC.

AAC Tech Connect
Provides free and unique resources on this website.

(Barbara Collier) Established to complement existing clinical, educational and support services by addressing the service gaps and unique issues faced by people who use AAC.

Alliance for Technology Access or ATA
The mission of the ATA is to increase the use of technology by children and adults with disabilities and functional limitations.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ASHA is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 140,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists, speech-language pathologists and speech, language, and hearing scientists.

Apraxia Kids
This organization's mission is to strengthen the support system in the lives of children with apraxia, so that each child has their best opportunity to develop speech.

Assistive Technology Industry Association (ATIA)
This organization's mission is to serve as the collective voice of the assistive technology industry so that the best products and services are delivered to people with disabilities.

Central Coast Children's Foundation, Inc.
Provides an aray of support and services to non-profit organizations that serve young people with disabilities and those from low-income families

Closing the Gap
Provides the latest information and training available for individuals with disabilities and those who work with them.

Communication Independence for the Neurologically Impaired
This organization is the only not-for-profit organization solely devoted to improving the quality of life of people with ALS/MND, by disseminating information about the communication technologies that can help them.

ISAAC (International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
The mission of ISAAC is to promote the best possible communication for people with complex communication needs. The organization has chapters in 15 countries.

Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA)
A professional society for individuals and organizations interested in technology and disabilities.

Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Communication Enhancement (AAC-RERC)
RERC is a national project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR). Its purpose is to improve technologies that further the development of communication, language, natural speech, discourse skills, and literacy of persons with significant communication disorders. Current partners are: Boston Children's Hospital, Duke University, University of Nebraska, University of Oregon, Penn State University, and the University of Buffalo - New York.

The Barkley Augmentative and Alternative Communication Center
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln hosts this site, which contains demographic information, device tutorials, academic resources, vocabulary lists, presentations by faculty and more.

USSAAC (United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication)
USSAAC is the only national association in the U.S. specifically designed to address the needs of persons who are either severely speech impaired or unable to speak. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) refers to methods of communication that enhance (augment) or replace (alternative) conventional forms of expression.

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AbleNet Inc
AAC Devices (Digitized), Environmental Controls, Mounts, Switches, Books

Adaptivation Incorporated
AAC Devices (Digitized), Computer Interface, Environmental Controls, Mounts, Switches

AMDI Advanced Multimedia Devices
AAC Devices (Digitized), Carrying case, Switches, Custom Designing

Assistive Technology, Inc
AAC Devices (Synthesized), Software, Carrying case, Mounts, Switches

Attainment Company
AAC Devices (Digitized), Software, Books, Low-Tech AAC aids, Work-related activities, Videos

Cyrano Communications
Portable communication tool giving people a voice.

Forbes Rehabilitation Services
Voice output devices, adaptive computer accessible products and environment control systems

Gus Communications Inc.
Software and communication aides.

Mayer-Johnson Company/Dynavox Technologies
Software and low tech educational, material, Boardmaker, Speaking Dynamically

Pogo Boards
Board creating applications

Prentke Romich Company
AAC Devices (Synthesized and Digitized), Carry cases, Mounts, Switches

R J Cooper
Special Education hardware and software adapters

Saltillo Corporations
AAC Devices (Synthezized and Digitized)

Talk To Me Technologies
Offers a variety of development and levels of technology suitable for a wide range of ages and needs.

Products to view TS-04-W and TS-04-LK series

Toby Churchill Products
Portable text-based communication aides

AAC Devices (Synthesized and Digitized), Carrying Cases, Mounts, Switches, Software

ZYGO Industries, Inc
AAC Devices (Synthesized and Digitized), Carrying Case, Switches, Mounts

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