augmentative and alternative communication

Voice synthesis study advances

Posted on Sunday, February 1, 2004 - 07:00, By: Margaret Wahl
The first phase of a project whose goal is to allow people with ALS and similar conditions to "speak" through a computer in their own voices has come to a successful completion, says investigator Tim Bunnell...

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...
Posted on Friday, December 1, 2000 - 17:00, By: ALSN Staff
Starting Jan. 2, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices that generate speech for people with limited vocal ability will be considered durable medical equipment eligible for coverage by Medicare. Under previous guidelines, speech generators and synthesizers and their accessories...