Game Changer Individuals with significant communication challenges need to communicate across many different venues. The author, from the perspective of an individual who uses AAC, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of both traditional AAC technologies and new mobile AAC technologies. He describes how access to AAC has allowed him to fulfill his ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2011
Game Changer
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  • Lateef McLeod
    Oakland, CA
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Augmentative & Alternative Communication / Articles
Article   |   April 01, 2011
Game Changer
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2011, Vol. 20, 17-18. doi:10.1044/aac20.1.17
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, April 2011, Vol. 20, 17-18. doi:10.1044/aac20.1.17
Abstract

Individuals with significant communication challenges need to communicate across many different venues. The author, from the perspective of an individual who uses AAC, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of both traditional AAC technologies and new mobile AAC technologies. He describes how access to AAC has allowed him to fulfill his dreams as a presenter and writer. He successfully manages a blog in San Francisco, writes grants, and has published his first book of poetry. Not one AAC device fits all of his communication needs; however, access to mobile technology tools has increased his flexibility across environments and given him another successful tool for communication.

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