Core board featuring 60 high frequency words and associated icons. 10 additional words at the bottom feature fringe vocabulary related to COVID-19. TechOWL and Institute on Disabilities at Temple University branding at the bottom of image.

Covid-19 Core Communication Boards: A Free Resource for Medical Communication

Updated 1/11/2022 to include a Description of Corresponding Icons (below) Imagine landing in the hospital and being unable to communicate.  It is important that we are ALL able to talk with our doctors and medical providers.  Especially now with the challenges of COVID-19, we need to…
A young man with Down Syndromw looking at a tablet and smiling

How to: Use Light Tech Supports

Let’s look at some systems that are AAC but are not speech-generating devices. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 1. know communication strategies that don’t require external tools. 2. investigate light tech AAC solutions. We…
5 people smiling and looking at the camera. One person in a wheelchair, one blind person and others

How to: Support AAC in Community Housing

There are lots of ways to encourage communication for non-speaking adults living in community housing. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 1. use visual supports in daily routines. 2. introduce AAC options on shared devices.…