Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Products and Devices


Advances in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) are occurring rapidly with new developments in technology. This article summarizes some of these developments. For specific details about recently developed products, click here.

Communication Board Software
Many special education specialists remember the days when they had to create communication boards by cutting out pictures and pasting them on boards. Those days are gone. Computer board programs now make it possible to create customized picture boards quickly. Picture software programs for creating communication boards is available from Academic Communication Associates and includes thousands of images in a variety of styles.

Using Picture Symbols 

A variety of picture symbols systems been used with individuals who have augmentative communication needs. Books containing these symbols are available from Academic Communication Associates . These books include a variety of practical activities and reproducible resources.

 View AAC books and resources.

Article Source: ACA Special Education News (2009) Article 63-093. Published by Academic Communication Associates, P.O. Box 4279, Oceanside, CA: Academic Communication Associates       Web:

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