Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Device
Communication aids provide communication access to people who have speech, hearing, or cognitive impairments. By typing words and sentences or touching pictures and symbols, an individual who has no speech or limited ability to speak can communicate through text, synthesized speech, or a prerecorded voice. Communication devices can be used to communicate in situations involving personal communication, groups, or the telephone.
Individuals who have difficulty communicating orally may be able to communicate effectively by typing, writing, or using sign language. In addition, individuals who have difficulty communicating in writing may be able to communicate effectively orally.
Speech Generating Communication Devices with Telephone Access
The following speech generating communication devices are products that enable a person with limited or no speech to communicate face-to-face and using the telephone. This type of device is sometimes called a communication aid or AAC, which stands for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.