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Classic publications about/by people who use AAC:
I Raise My Eyes to Say Yes
I Raise My Eyes to Say Yes by Ruth Sienkiewicz-Mercer
and Steven B. Kaplan.
Ms. Sienkiewicz-Mercer was born in the 1950's and paralyzed at a
very young age by disease. She was institutionalized for many years,
unable to communicate. This is her story as told through eye-gaze
communication to her friend and interpreter, Steven B. Kaplan. This
book is available through Amazon.
Nobody Nowhere by Donna Williams
This book has been described as an international bestseller, published
in 20 languages throughout the world. Nobody
Nowhere is a gripping, surreal and ultimately uplifting book. Life,
'normality' and 'reality' will not be the same after you read this book.
This book is available through Amazon as well as through Donna
Williams own Web site
Skallagrigg by William Horwood.
A compelling story about a young girl with severe cerebral palsy who
collaborates with a computer programmer to write a wildly popular computer
game while solving a mystery about a young man named Arthur. One of
the many fascinating aspects of this story is that it was written in
1987, before so much of the technology that we now take for granted.
Nonetheless, it foretells the power of computers, e-mail and the Internet
for individuals with severe disabilities. This book is out-of-print
in the United States, but available in England.