There are so many misunderstandings
about Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive
Technology (AT). We tackle those myths head on by presenting stories,
images and videos about real people who rely on these alternative technologies.
photos, and video clips about
people who use AAC or AT, demonstrating that technology is a means to
an end, enABLING individuals to participate in life.
Remarkable words, teachings
and messages from people who rely on Assistive Technology and/or Augmentative
Books, short stories, collections
of essays by or about individuals who rely on alternative communication.
Check out the new and recent AAC Publications
page as well as the Classic AAC Publications
page for some amazing and enlightening stories about people who use
Helpful hints on how to
use this site as an educator, clinician, family member or consumer.
Also, Read the comments of previous visitors to see how they are using
Ever wonder what AAC looked
like in the past? Check out our video museum, an ever-growing resource.
Don't be fooled into believing that these techniques are no longer useful.
Many of the low tech strategies in particular are still used by many
Looking for a video clip that
you have already seen on this site?
Check out what equipment is required to view video
clips on this web site:
Background Information and Links on AAC & AT:
Links to introductory and
more advanced information on AT and AAC:
Assistive Technology (AT)]
Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)]
We encourage you to use
materials on this site within the guidelines explained here.
Please contact us with feedback
to improve the quality and usefulness of this site in the future.
Acknowledgements: This web-based
video resource is made possible by a gift from NEC
Foundation of America, in collaboration with the UW
DO-IT project (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking and
Technology) with support from the Department
of Speech & Hearing Sciences at the University
of Washington. This resource will be growing thanks to a donation