AAC speech bar with message: I should be seen and heard. African American symbol Stix.

AAC Awareness Month: Diversity, Access, and Representation

This year, October feels especially important. The US is getting ready for the presidential election and people with disabilities are looking for ways to vote safely during a pandemic. We continue to grapple with the challenges posed by racial inequity.…
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AAC and Descriptive Teaching: Let Me Show You What I Know

During the pandemic, speech therapists and teachers have understandably focused more on the HOW of teaching than the WHAT. They have been challenged like never before. Google Classroom, Whiteboard, Jamboard, screen mirroring, document cameras…. Who would have imagined that these…
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AAC and Emergency Preparation: Disasters During the Pandemic

Hurricanes, wildfires, and earthquakes, oh my. Emergency Preparation has usually been focused on disasters that cause people to leave their homes and seek shelter. However, “E Prep” too often leaves out people with disabilities.  Shelters may not be accessible, and…