Poster with different terms for people who don't speak

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Today marks the 28th International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The United Nations’ work in this area is predicated on the idea that “all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated ” (Vienna Declaration, 1993). None of this can hope…
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.…
Image of Red Cross ambulance and text, "Disaster during the pandemic"

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…
FLyer with information about ACES 2020. Learn more at TechOWLpa.org.

ACES 2020: 30 Years of Communication and Community

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…