Vendors of AAC
2625 Patton Road
Roseville, MN 55113-1137
This company strives to “improve lives of people with disabilities in every targeted setting, every day, in dozens of ways…” AbleNet creates “solutions in context” that empower and excite others to encourage enhanced quality of life for people with disabilities. They develop, market and support AT & AAC that can be used at home, at work and in the community. AbleNet is committed to creating “simple-to-use” AT products that empower people wtih complex physical and cognitive disabilities. — Ask about their Product Loan program.
2305 W. 50th St., Ste B
Sioux Falls, SD
Adaptivation offers a wide range of assistive devices including switches, communication devices and environmental controls. They also carry products from other top businesses in the industry. The Switches section contains both switches and switch-related electronic devices, such as computer switch interfaces and switch latch timers. One of their goals is to create new application ideas that can be used in the community, at home, school or play. Find creative ways to utilize switches, communication aids and environmental controls in their Idea Album. — Ask about their Trial Program.
95 Sherwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
This company is “dedicated to improving lives of people with severe speech disorders by providing augmentative and alternative communication devices.” AMDi is “committed to providing durable and affordable products” to promote and facilitate meaningful communication and speech. AMDi manufactures speech generating devices (SGDs), software, accessories, switches, mounting systems, etc. Loans and rentals are offered to help you with decision-making, and funding assistance is provided for purchasing equipment when you have found one of their devices/systems that work for you. — Device Loans and Rentals are available.
Hawthorne, NY 10532
Enabling Devices is “dedicated to developing affordable learning and assistive devices to help people of all ages with disabling conditions.” They have been creating and distributing “communicators, toys and switches for the physically challenged for over thirty years.” Enabling Devices has expertise in designing electro-mechanical assistive and adaptive devices for people of all ages. They strive to create products that will “enable people with physical challenges to communicate, learn, work, play and function more easily, effectively and enjoyably in the world.” The site offers user guides, quotes and troubleshooting for products sold by Enabling Devices.
600 Commerce Drive, Suite 604
P. O. Box 731
Moon Township, PA 15108-0731
ACCI headquarters are located in Moon Township, PA. This company distributes an expanded product line including: prevocational materials, resources for autism, funding, educational software, dynamic displays, SGDs, etc. ACCI represents over a dozen manufacturers of AAC and AT. They offer demonstrations, workshops, consultation, and/or therapy. “ACCI strives to give the consumer the ability to make an informed choice.” Contact them to schedule therapy, demonstration, to receive advice or to place an order.
26799 West Commerce Drive
Volo, IL 60073
This company provides supplemental instruction and intervention solutions to help struggling learners build literacy skills. New teaching strategies and latest research can be explored with this company. The company founder, Don C. Johnston, believes that “well-trained teachers plus good teaching techniques used with innovative technologies will produce effective results”. Don Johnston Inc., strives to provide learning tools that will be useful for individuals with unique physical, cognitive or learning differences. Click here to find your state contacts and resources for this company’s product and support.
865 Muirfield Drive
Hanover Park, IL 60133
This company’s mission is to “aggressively market, promote and distribute the best-in-class AT.” In 2009, EnableMart began operating under the parent organization, Manufacturer’s Resource Network. EnableMart strives to be an all inclusive source for assistive technology (AT) and assistive living devices, and to act as a link between those who need the products and those who manufacture the products. Today, the company is one of the worldwide leaders in AT distribution. Products are available for demonstration as well as purchase.
This company produces communication (speech) software that can run on any Windows based desktop, laptop or pocket PC (type) computers. Gus Communications, Inc. has put together communication “packages” that can be funded by medicare. In addition to software, overlay design programs with symbols are also a product of this company. Gus Communications, Inc. also manufactures computer access software, as well as hardware for mounting laptop computers onto wheelchairs. Gus Communications, Inc. offers free technical support and software upgrades.
22600 Lambert St., Suite 708A
Lake Forest, CA 92630
This company markets and creates software and hardware for persons with special needs. Software includes basic cause and effect activities created using websites, DVDs and videos, keys you see, word complete and much more. Hardware includes: keyboard stands, AAC devices, switch adapted flip camcorder, call chime, cordless switch interface, mini-switch ports and more. In addition the site maintains a forum for advice, listing equipment, etc. RJ Cooper provides workshops for consumers to attend; these workshops are called “road trips” and should be scheduled in advance and meet specific requirements.
2143 Township Road 112
Millersburg, OH 44654-9410 USA
This company’s motto is “providing affordable communication solutions for non-speaking individuals”. Saltillo Corporation develops, manufactures and distributes AAC devices. Product line varies from basic switches, manual communication boards and high technology, computer based AAC systems. Saltillo’s product like strives to cover a wide spectrum of needs for persons needing SGD. Other assistive technology products are also available through Saltillo Corporation. The website offers product support, webinars, and community resources. — Find a local rep and ask about device trials.