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Posted on Monday, November 1, 2010 - 15:10, By: Miriam Davidson
There’s been a lot of buzz about the iPad’s potential as an augmentative, alternative communication (AAC) device since Apple introduced the revolutionary, tablet-sized machine in April. For many users with speech disabilities, the iPad’s portability, varied functionality, large touch screen and...
Assistive technology is still emerging
Posted on Friday, April 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Other
Like those of other fields of technology, followers of the assistive technology industry can now anticipate annual unveilings of new products.
Several assistive items that can have an impact on quality of life were launched at recent, turn...
What you need to know about AAC devices
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 17:00, By: Other
People with ALS quickly become familiar with a wide world of durable medical equipment that can range from walkers and wheelchairs to ventilation equipment.
Within this equipment array are devices for augmentative, alternative communication (AAC): equipment that can enable people...
Family masters communication device in advance of need
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2002 - 17:00, By: Other
Although ALS has robbed Margit Robien of typical speech, she finds many ways to communicate: scratching notes on a pad of paper, writing with chalk on a slate board and connecting wordlessly with her ever-present smile.
While writing is the most effective way for her to express her needs today, she...