- Addresses for listservs relating to technology and communication disorders.
- Jill E. Senner's AAC Seminar Site, used for her class, but with a great deal of the site available to visitors.
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication Community from the
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
- Home page for the Trace Research and Development Center whose goal is to improve the accessibility of computers and information systems to individuals with disabilities, and to raise the level of information and training of the professionals in the assistive technology field.Trace publication and media service which addresses the communication needs of people who are non-speaking and have severe disabilities
A Manual About Augmentative Communication by Claire Donovan, SLP/CCC
is a computer database of information related to enabling services and technologies for people with disabilities, by the Disabilities Association of Singapore.
- The Association for Retarded Citizens (ARC)'s question and answer page which contains information on assistive technology for people with mental retardation, ADA. Down Syndrome, Fragile X, PL94-142, due process safeguards, and more.
- Edinburgh University's Communication Aids for Language and Learning page which includes a link to a huge
bibliography on augmentative communication.
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories is devoted to research, development and dissemination of new technologies for people with disabilities, including in the area of
Macomb Projects is a group of six grant projects to
explore developmentally-appropriate uses of technology, develop functional
technology assessment tools, and provide inservice training opportunities for early childhood special education personnel in Illinois.
- A very nice resource on assistive technology by The Missouri Technology Center for Special Education with Access the Missouri Technology Center's software archives Access links to other software archives
- Enable a newsletter, provide information on technology designed for Missouri Special Educators. Several back issues are available under publications.
- A list of pointers to a variety of resources related to
Augmentative and assistive communication
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories is a program devoted to research, development and dissemination of new technologies for people with disabilities.
Virtual assistive technology for people with disability
- 7th Biennial Conference of the International Society of
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC) held Aug.
7-10, 1996 in beautiful Vancouver Canada.
- Starbright Foundation interactive technology and entertainment for seriously ill children.
HITEC Group, Int'l National Assistive Device Center
- SYMBOLS.com contains
more than 2500 "western non-pictoral ideograms," searchable by word or image.
- Bliss Symbols
- Blissymbolics Communication International
- Review of Bauby, Jean-Dominique's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Visually-cued instruction - Communication, Comprehension & Predictability and Structure workshop handouts from Talk, Learn & Communicate
- www.augcomm.com by Barbara Couse Adams, a speech-language pathologist with over 12 years of experience with assistive technology and augmentative communication, contains a a comprehensive listing of all the augmentative communication systems available today and links to other AAC sites of interest.
- Fostering Multimeaning Icon Use: Interactive Learning Strategies With The IntroTalker, Proceedings of 1991 Minspeak Conference
- Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK) Home Page by Ruth Ballinger contains a wealth of information on use of AAC for young children.
- AAC Intervention Augmentative/Alternative Communication Intervention Products & Presentations, also known as PIPPY, is designed to provide creative materials to parents, teachers and therapists to use in teaching early literacy skills to their children who currently have limited verbal speech skills. Although a commercial site, there is much information on how to design materials, including examples of Nursery Rhymes (ready-made reproducible overlays designed to fit simple voice output systems such as the SpeakEasy, ChatBox, Voice-in-a-Box, BIGmack, Step-by-Step and other similar-sized devices. A
page of reproducible props will be included for each of the 15
nursery rhymes. This easy-to-use resource will provide your children with hours of fun early literacy experiences!) and Creating Literature-based Communication Boards
- Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology Services provides handouts from Closing the Gap, 1998, on Intervention and Evaluation Standards, a set of quality indicators which could guide school districts in the development and provision of assistive technology services
- The Internet: An Inclusive Magnet for Teaching All Students is a resource book
"aimed at helping you use the Internet as a tool to educate all students in your classroom, including students with disabilities, auditory and visual learners, students from rural areas, those who do not speak English as their first language."
- Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
- Creative Communicating is a commercial site, but contains many links and free materials for AAC users.
- Technology Integration by Linda Burkhart includes directions for making your own "talking switch" by adapting a Radio Shack Talking Photo Frame
- Shareware available online
- Tech Tots is a growing nationwide network of technology lending libraries, for toys, computers, peripherals, software, and other assistive technology devices to families of young children with disabilities.
Adaptive Computing Software Project contains links to information on materials and software that can aid persons with disabilities.
- Morse Code
- a visual morse code learning aid that you can download
Morse 2000 web site
- Morse Code Training is a program designed to teach morse code using the benefits of Multi-Media PC technology. MRX has utilities available which will teach morse transmit and receive, and for those who already know morse, MRX can sound it from 5-99 WPM. Automatic marking is available for type written morse transcription and MRX will accept Morse Key input from 5 to above 20 WPM for transmit practice.
morse code translator - put in the morse code and it translates it for you
- Scott's Place contains
Macintosh Disability Shareware and Freeware
- "Talk Assist", a windows based speech assistant for people with disabilities which effect speech such as cerebral palsy and deafness.
- Commercial companies
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