AAC devices

It’s not just about text-to-speech devices anymore

Posted on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 - 16:03, By: Alyssa Quintero
Alternative augmentative communication (AAC) devices have come a long way since the early days. Now people with ALS can obtain speech-generating devices that provide more than basic text-to-speech output. All-in-one, or “integrated” communication solutions offer seamless access to e-mail, Internet...
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2007 - 09:16, By: Kathy Wechsler
Losing the ability to speak is a harsh reality for people with ALS. It happens at different times for different people, depending on where the ALS symptoms appear and how fast the disease is progressing. It’s also important to realize that preparing for loss of the ability to speak is...

Little communicators

Posted on Thursday, December 1, 2005 - 17:00, By: Alyssa Quintero
The One Write Co.'s Cyrano Communicator enables users to create blocks of information using digital pictures taken from the device's embedded camera.