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  1. What is Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)?

    by Dave Chapple

    Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) encompasses every way we express our thoughts and feelings without using our voices. Technically speaking, we all use a form of AAC every day with our nonverbal communication when we use facial expressions or gestures instead of spoken words. This type of AAC is referred...

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  2. AccessU 2020 Keynotes and Trainer Preview

    John Slatin AccessU 2020 will be held at the beautiful campus of St. Edward’s University from May 12-14, 2020, with a pre-conference day on May 11. As in previous years we will have an exciting offering of featured keynote talks and expert instruction in several tracks. Read on to learn...

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  3. Email is Mightier Than the Spoken Word

    by David Chapple

    Because of advances in technology in this day and age, life is a lot easier for people who have a significant speech disability. When I was growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, I had a manual communication board with words and letters that I pointed to and my communication...

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  4. Texas Nonprofits Win the 2019 Accessibility Internet Rally

    The winners of the 2019 Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR) were announced on Thursday January 16, at an awards ceremony in Austin. AIR is a competition where design and development teams create websites for non-profits which are then judged based on their accessibility. Accessible websites allow for everyone, including people with...

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  5. Checking 3rd Party Vendors’ Product Accessibility

    by Nicolas Steenhout

    You are looking at acquiring a new system for your site. You know it needs to be accessible, but you don’t know much about accessibility - and you aren’t really a “techie.” How can you improve your chances of procuring an accessible product from a 3rd party vendor? The reality...

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