Listed below are AAC device and accessory manufactures. Please click the links to see specific product information.
“Adaptivation offers a wide range of assistive devices including switches, communication aids and environmental controls. We also carry products from other top businesses in the industry” (Adaptivation, Inc., 2014).
“We are dedicated to helping people with cognitive disabilities succeed at school, work, and life. Attainment Company collaborates with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to publish research-based curricula for students with significant developmental disabilities. Recently, we added to our successful line of augmentative communication products,” and “Attainment has a growing older adult product line” (Attainment Company, Inc., 2014).
“As the leading provider of speech-generating devices, our mission is to enable individuals of all ages to develop a greater quality of life through communication, self-expression and independence. Our DynaVox line of communication solutions provides thousands of individuals who are unable to speak due to the effects of autism, ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, traumatic brain injury and stroke with the tools they need to speak their minds, and connect with friends and family down the street and around the world” (DynaVox, 2014).
“FRS Custom Solutions is an industry leader in providing innovative augmentative communication devices. While our focus has always been communication devices, we also offer assistive devices, such as adaptive computer access, custom mounting solutions, environmental control systems, and custom adaptive accessories” (FRS Custom Solutions, 2011).
“Using our extensive experience, backed by innovation, Lingraphica creates and provides pathways for people with aphasia or apraxia to reconnect with their communities” (Lingraphica, 2014).
“We offer a wide range of solutions for your individual voice problems: complete loss of voice due to laryngectomy, vocal cord paralysis, ventilator dependency etc., or weak voice caused by partial vocal paralysis, Parkinson’s, MS, ALS, vocal nodules, diminished lung capacity, [and] use of esophageal or TEP speech” (Luminaud, Inc., 2013).
“Our powerful Unity® language system supports language development and gives individuals the ability to go beyond simple commands and pre-programed phrases, enabling them to express unique thoughts and ideas. Our Essence™ products are primarily spelling systems and are designed for literate adults who lose the ability to speak as the result of a stroke, brain injury or an adult degenerative disease, such as ALS” (Prentke Romich Company (PRC), 2014).
“At Saltillo Corporation we strive to provide the most effective assistive technology products along with comprehensive support and service. A variety of vocabulary configurations provides options for each individual that uses our ‘Chat’ systems. NOVA chat includes thousands of SymbolStix™ symbols, and PCS™ symbols can be added” (Saltillo Corporation, 2014).
“Tobii is the world leader in eye tracking and gaze interaction. Our technology makes it possible for computers to know exactly where users are looking. It is revolutionizing computer interaction and is also widely used in various research fields” (Tobii Technology, 2013).
“AbleNet is an international company and industry leader in providing educational and technical solutions to help children and adults with disabilities lead productive and fulfilled lives. This includes a complete line of communication aids for nonverbal individuals; access aids for all ages and situations; and special education classroom curriculum that both enhance and help ensure learning progress. Our products are used in hundreds of thousands of homes, clinics, and classrooms in the United States and across the globe” (AbleNet, Inc., 2014).
“ASL designs products specifically for those who cannot access their environment through conventional means. Our products and designs are a direct result of the needs of those we serve. Our goal has always been independence and equal rights for those we work with” (Adaptive Switch Laboratories, Inc.).
“BigKeys keyboards for computer access provide users large, high-visibility keys that are easy to see. In addition, for users who lack fine motor movements, the larger keys provide a larger strike area that is easier to access compared to standard keyboards” (Ablenet, Inc., 2014).
“IntelliTools designs products for students who face challenges ranging from learning disabilities to significant physical disabilities. IntelliTools’ mission is to provide outstanding technology to help all students learn to their fullest potential. We create educational software and adaptive hardware products that deliver multisensory instruction to meet diverse learning needs” (Cambium Learning, 2014).
“InvoTek, Inc. is a research and development company that improves the quality of life for people who find it difficult or impossible to use their hands by giving them new, efficient ways to access computers” (InvoTek, Inc., 2013).
“Our Award-winning Eyegaze Systems have a long-standing reputation for accuracy, reliability, and ease-of-use. LC Technologies is dedicated to delivering excellence in everything we produce. We are passionate about building the world’s best eye tracking hardware and software solutions” (LC Technologies, 2013).
“At Applied Human Factors, our passion has always been about making quality assistive software that works well with the largest number of individuals” (Applied Human Factors, Inc., 2014).
“Origin Instruments develops and delivers access solutions for people who do not have the ability to control a computer or iOS Device (iPad, iPhone or iPod touch) with their hands. Every day, thousands use our products Worldwide to communicate, learn, work, and play. Whether they use a computer, one of the new tablets or a tried and true augmentative communication device, Origin Instruments is often a key part of the solution. Our products are found in school, in the workplace and at home” (Origin Instruments Corporation, 2014).
“ZYGO-USA continues to offer innovative products for voice output communication and physical independence. We have a number of dynamic display, digital recording, and text-to-speech products to choose from. We provide a mix of helpful aids to daily living. And we continue to offer infrared environmental control systems and accessible elevator controls” (ZYGO-USA, 2011).