Updated in 2010
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.
is being developed through a grant from NEC
Foundation of America. community.
were developed as part of the Tele-collaboration Project in UW's Department
of Speech & Hearing Sciences. The AAC Modules include:
of Communication Independence
This continuum describes an individual's expressive
communication based on observable communication behaviors. The model
is useful in intervention planning.
Selecting AAC Vocabulary
Strategies for selecting the vocabulary for communication
devices as well as notebooks, board, books and even picture exchange
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.
List of Other Resources in AT/AAC (updated
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
Online Modules: Small
modules on narrow topics
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.