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Can I call you? Making phone calls with AAC Apps

By Kathryn Helland | February 26, 2020
Last year, Assistiveware announced a really exciting update for their AAC apps. You can actually use the phone, or Facetime, while using the app to communicate. For a long time, Apple’s noise cancelling software had made this impossible.  Now, you…
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Getting AAC on Your Own

By Kim Singleton | February 19, 2020
Most people believe that you need a speech-language pathologist (SLP) to get an AAC device. You might think that formal testing by a speech-language pathologist (SLP) is required to get any AAC device.  While the involvement of an experienced SLP…
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Come Consider Communication!

By Hali Strickler | January 6, 2020
Hi Philly area providers!  Join the TechOWL SLPs for a series of webinars on how to support communication for people with complex needs. Attend one, some, or all of the sessions.  Each webinar will cover different information and strategies to…
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AAC Community 2020

By Kathryn Helland | December 18, 2019
At the risk of sounding sentimental, I cannot believe the year is drawing to a close! We have so much to do in advance of 2020. Many projects are in the works at TechOWL, such as webinars and trainings, to…

AAC Demonstration Signup for March 17, 2020

By Kim Singleton | December 10, 2019

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By Kim Singleton | December 10, 2019

ACES 2020 Application

By Kim Singleton | December 9, 2019
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ACES 2020: 30 Years of Communication and Community

By Kathryn Helland | November 8, 2019
TechOWL is excited to announce the dates for ACES 2020!  Join us July 25-August 7, 2020 to create, connect, and celebrate! ACES, Augmentative Communication Empowerment Supports, is a 2-week intensive training program and on-campus experience at Temple University for young adults…
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AAC Posters

By Kathryn Helland | October 9, 2019
I love October.  AAC Awareness Month is a chance to shine a light on this topic that we care so deeply about.  I enjoy getting to see all the wonderful posters, gifs, and memes. They help to remind us of…

AAC Awareness and Free Speech for All

By Kathryn Helland | October 3, 2019
October is AAC Awareness Month, and a great time to acknowledge developments in the world of augmentative and alternative communication.  This year has brought head tracking to some apps on the iPad Pro, and the ability to make phone calls from…

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