Assistive Technology Resources for Children

Communication Devices and Accessories

Ablenet, Inc.
internet: http://www.ablenetinc.com/

Sells several AAC devices.

Adaptivation, Inc.
internet: http://www.adaptivation.com/

Sells several AAC devices.

Adaptive Switch Labs, Inc.
internet: http://www.asl-inc.com/

All sorts of mounting hardware for people who use wheelchairs and need to have their computer access handy while maintaining good posutre.

Advanced Multimedia Devices, Inc.
internet: 
http://www.amdi.net

AAC devices, switches, and communication software.

Angel Speaks Communication Products
internet: http://angelspeaks.tripod.com/index.htm

Their products for communication with symbols include binders, holders, boards, and books. They also have their own software for making communication boards or computer displays.

Assistive Technology, Inc.
internet: http://www.assistivetech.com/

Sells several AAC devices.

Attainment Company, Inc.
internet: http://www.attainmentcompany.com/

Sells several AAC devices.

Augmentative Communication, Inc.
internet: http://www.augcominc.com/book_details.html

They sell a talking photo album and books of ideas on how to use it to increase communication and literary.

Autistas.org
internet: http://www.autistas.org/pecs.htm

This site is in Portuguese, but they have some communication boards available, which use the Mayer-Johnson PCS symbols in English.

Barker Creek
internet: http://www.barkercreek.com/cat.php?k=107209

This company sells the Mayer-Johnson PCS symbols printed on magnets, along with magnets of their own "KidWords".

C.J.T. Enterprises
internet: http://www.cjt-yes.com/

Mounting hardware to carry AAC devices on wheelchair, walker, or waist pack.

Com'ation
internet: http://comation.com/

AAC devices with dynamic touchscreen display, switches, toys, and similar items.

Daedalus Technologies, Inc.
internet: http://www.daessy.com/

Mounting hardware for devices that need to be on a wheelchair or walker, plus ergonmic workstations for people with special seating needs.

Digital Future
internet: http://www.digitalfuturesoft.com/texttospeechproductscheckout.php

This company sells text-to-speech software for Windows, Macintosh, PocketPC, and Smartphone.

Digital Acoustics
internet: http://www.digitalacoustics.com/textspeak.htm

Their "TextSpeak" keyboard has speech built in, which speaks what you type.

Don Johnston
internet: http://www.donjohnston.com

Switches, touchscreens, and environmental control unit.

Doug Dodgen and Associates
internet: http://www.dougdodgen.com/index.html

Their software program "Active Voices" is for using a computer as the A/AC device.

DynaVox Technologies, Inc.
internet: http://www.dynavoxtech.com/

Sells several AAC devices. This company recently aquired the Tango device from its creator.

Enabling Devices
internet: http://enablingdevices.com/catalog

Sells several AAC devices and lots of switch-adapted toys.

EyeResponse
internet: http://www.eyeresponse.com/

Hands-free computers and AAC devices with eyegaze access.

EyeTech Digital Solutions
internet: http://www.eyetechds.com/

AAC device with built-in eye-gaze control.

Frame Technologies
internet: http://www.frame-tech.com/

Giving Greetings
internet: http://www.cafepress.com/sayitwithsymbol

This company sells products with PCS symbols on them, such as T-shirts and coffee mugs.

Great Talking Box Company, Inc., The
internet: http://www.greattalkingbox.com/home.html

AAC devices with touchscreens.

Gus Communications, Inc.
internet: http://www.gusinc.com/

AAC devices with touchscreens.

Icon Talk
internet: http://www.icontalk.com/index.html

This company sells picture symbols in several formats. One set comes as 8"x8" cards which a teacher can carry on her person to have handy to show the whole class as needed.

Innovative Communication Programming
internet: http://www.e-bility.com/talktogether/

Their software "Softpics" uses their "Fantastic Pics" symbol library to make communication boards. The symbols can be purchased separately. "It has been designed by Australians for Australians." They have available some free teaching manuals and idea guides.

Integrations
internet: http://www.integrationscatalog.com/

Their "Pull-Talk" is a set of five plastic sleeves with a retractable belt clip, so that five paper communications symbols can be carried easily.

Intellitools
internet: http://www.intellitools.com/

Sells the "Intellikeys" adapted keyboard and talking software.

Kwikpoint
inetrnet: http://www.kwikpoint.com/

This company sells pamphlets with icons, intended for use by people who travel to countries that speak other languages, and for emergency and medical people who work in multilingual neighborhoods.

Laureate Learning Systems
internet: http://www.laureatelearning.net/professionals602/index.html

Switches, touchscreen, and a couple of AAC devices.

Made by Mom Creations
internet: http://www.portacom.bc.ca/Products.htm

Holders to enable communication icons to be carried around by students who rely on them for communication, including waist strap, apront mounted, binder style, and others. There is even a holder system by objects that are used as a schedule.

Madentec, Ltd.
internet: http://www.madentec.com/

Tracker mouse/switch and related software for hands-free interaction with AAC devices and the computer.

Mayer Johnson
internet: http://www.mayerjohnson.com

They carry the "Boardmaker" software and "Speaking Dynamically Pro", which together enable a computer to be an AAC device.

NextUp
internet: http://www.talkforme.com/index.html

Software "NextUp Talker" to speak aloud what is typed on the computer, designed to be used by people with voice impairments.

One Write Company
internet: http://www.cyranocommunicator.com/

Their "Cyrano Communicator" is an AAC device housed in a Pocket PC.

Oralys
location: CANADA
internet: http://www.oralys.ca/en/home.htm

Their AAC devices are housed in Pocket PCs and laptop computers.

Origin Instruments Corporation
internet: http://orin.com/index.htm

Headmouse and software to enable computer use without hands. Also, "Proloquo" AAC software for Macintosh computers.

Peppy Parents
internet: http://www.peppyparents.com/

Their "Piggy Platter Multi-Purpose Placemat" is clear plastic with a raised edge and small tray for utensiles. Pictures can be placed under it (buy theirs or make your own).

Picture This Communications
internet: http://picturethisink.net/

This company sells communication pages and choice boards for use by residents of long-term care facilities. Topics include health, mealtime, social interaction, and recreation.

Possum
internet: http://www.possum.co.uk/index.html

Their communication devices include one PDA size and one laptop size.

Prentke Romich Company
internet: http://www.prentrom.com/

Sells several AAC devices.

Pyramid Educational Consultants
internet: http://pecsaustralia.com/index.html

These people are the "inventors" of the official "PECS" system.  They sell supplies and accessories for the system, along with instructional and training materials. They have CDs with extra clip art for use with "Boardmaker" software.

Q-Charms
internet: http://www.qcharm.com

Their "Q-Charms" are plastic squares with icon symbols printed on them that can be snapped onto a silicone wristband.

R.J. Cooper and Associates
internet: http://www.rjcooper.com/

Switches, various alternatives to the computer mouse, and a couple of their own AAC devices.

Saltillo
internet: http://www.saltillo.com/

Sells several AAC devices, and the software "Picture Master" for making communication boards on a computer.

Sensory Software
internet: http://www.sensorysoftware.com/

Software for AAC devices.

Silver Lining Multimedia, Inc.
internet: http://www.silverliningmm.com/

Sells a good selection of holders for communication icons, including wooden pieces, hanging pockets, wallets, cube, binder pages made of fabric, and talking photo album.

Slater Software, Inc.
internet: http://www.slatersoftware.com/

"PixWriter" software to type by clicking on symbols. For PixWriter they have premade "word bank setups" for 100 popular children's books.

SmartBox
internet: http://www.smartboxat.com/

An AAC based on a handheld PDA.

Sommerset Total Communication Symbols Library
internet: http://www.somerset.gov.uk/stcsymbols/

Speak to Me
internet: http://www.speaktomecatalog.com

"TapMemo Voice Activated Personal Data Assistant" is a voice-activated <personal digital assistant>. It will store up to 30 recorded vocal messages of up to one minute each in length, and the message will be played back when its name is spoken aloud by the user. They also have a "Recording Picture Frame".

Stokke
internet http://www.stokkeusa.com/tabletop.htm

Their "Table Top" is a see-through placemat made of solid plastic with a raised edge. It can come with various inserts, showing alphabet letters and other educational categories. It will take custom-made sheets, which could be made with communication icons needed at meal time.

TASH, Inc.
internet: http://www.tashinc.com/

Switches, mounting hardware, and one low-tech. AAC device. This company was bought out by AbleNet in the summer of 2008.

Technology for Education, Inc.
http://www.tfeinc.com/

Switches and a software program to design overlays for AAC devices.

Tobii
internet: http://www.tobii.com/corporate.aspx

AAC devices and one software program for your computer to be an AAC device

TouchSpeak
internet: http://www.touchspeak.co.uk/

AAC software.

Turning Point Therapy and Technology, Inc.
http://www.turningpointtechnology.com/

AAC devices, mounting hardware, and many types of alternative input devices (e.g., keyboards, mice).

Words Plus
http://www.words-plus.com/

Several types of AAC devices, plus mounting hardware and input devices.

Writer Learning Systems, The
internet: http://writerlearning.com/fusion.html

Their "Fusion" AAC device allows text to be typed in and then to be read aloud by the device. It is 12" wide, and comes with word prediction and an adjustable font.

Zygo Industries, Inc.
http://www.zygo-usa.com/

Sells AAC devices with symbols or with alphanumeric keyboards.


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This page was last updated October, 2008.