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Using AAC technology to access the world.

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Shane, HC; Blackstone, S; Vanderheiden, G; Williams, M; DeRuyter, F
Published in: Assist Technol
2011

This paper describes the monumental shift in the nature of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) access that has occurred over the past three decades. In its earliest days AAC technology was directed at enabling interpersonal face-to-face interactions mainly for persons with physical impairment. Contemporary AAC access attempts to mirror the access needs of a broader population. Accordingly AAC access to today's mainstream technologies expands the focus from interpersonal communication to access of information and services over the expanding World Wide Web. With this expanded view comes a new range of challenges and opportunities. At the same time AAC has expanded its reach to include more people with a wider range of complex communication needs.

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Assist Technol

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1040-0435

Publication Date

2011

Volume

24

Issue

1

Start / End Page

3 / 13

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Communication Aids for Disabled
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
  • 0903 Biomedical Engineering
 

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Shane, H. C., Blackstone, S., Vanderheiden, G., Williams, M., & DeRuyter, F. (2011). Using AAC technology to access the world. Assist Technol, 24(1), 3–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2011.648716
Shane, Howard C., Sarah Blackstone, Gregg Vanderheiden, Michael Williams, and Frank DeRuyter. “Using AAC technology to access the world.Assist Technol 24, no. 1 (2011): 3–13. https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2011.648716.
Shane HC, Blackstone S, Vanderheiden G, Williams M, DeRuyter F. Using AAC technology to access the world. Assist Technol. 2011;24(1):3–13.
Shane, Howard C., et al. “Using AAC technology to access the world.Assist Technol, vol. 24, no. 1, 2011, pp. 3–13. Pubmed, doi:10.1080/10400435.2011.648716.
Shane HC, Blackstone S, Vanderheiden G, Williams M, DeRuyter F. Using AAC technology to access the world. Assist Technol. 2011;24(1):3–13.
Journal cover image

Published In

Assist Technol

DOI

ISSN

1040-0435

Publication Date

2011

Volume

24

Issue

1

Start / End Page

3 / 13

Location

United States

Related Subject Headings

  • Rehabilitation
  • Humans
  • Health Services Accessibility
  • Computer Communication Networks
  • Communication Aids for Disabled
  • 4203 Health services and systems
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 1303 Specialist Studies in Education
  • 0903 Biomedical Engineering