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Resources in AAC
Updated in 2010

AAC Websites at UW:

AT/AAC enABLES A web site demonstrating how individuals with disabilities succeed in all aspects of life using Assistive Technology (AT) and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).

This site uses video clips, images and written profiles to show people who use AT / AAC living in and participating in the world. This resource is being developed through a grant from NEC Foundation of America. community.

UW Augcomm: These modules were developed as part of the Tele-collaboration Project in UW's Department of Speech & Hearing Sciences. The AAC Modules include:

I. Continuum of Communication Independence
This continuum describes an individual's expressive communication based on observable communication behaviors. The model is useful in intervention planning.

II. Selecting AAC Vocabulary
Strategies for selecting the vocabulary for communication devices as well as notebooks, board, books and even picture exchange systems.

III. Understanding AAC Features
Whether you are considering new equipment or novel low tech strategies, you have to understand the features of these tools to best serve AAC users.

II. List of Other Resources in AT/AAC (updated in 2010)

In this newly updated 2008 Word document, Other Resources, you'll find:

I. Seattle and Puget Sound Resources
II. Online resources, courses or webcasts relating to AAC or AT
III. Web accessibility issues & guidelines
IV. E-mail discussion groups

III. Online Modules: Small modules on narrow topics

AAC Scanning Simulation (incomplete) This partial module is being developed for a course at the University of Washington: SPHSC 454. It simulates some of the many variations on scanning; it is intended to supplement detailed instruction by AAC faculty. To run the simulation, you will need a computer which can run Java. Please see the disclaimer to understand how you are welcome to use this module.