The RERC on AAC is a collaborative center committed to advancing knowledge and producing innovative engineering solutions in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The RERC on AAC will support a research and development program that addresses three areas of rehabilitation science and engineering:

  1. Improving access to technologies through exploration of innovative approaches  and through integration of multi-modalities;
  2. Developing innovative language support technologies, including natural language processing and computer-mediation, to support effective communication for children and adults with limited access to language;
  3. Improving the human computer interface to reduce cognitive visual processing demands and enhance communication performance.

We also will support a range of training and dissemination activities. Our goal is that the AAC technologies and knowledge generated by the RERC on AAC will enable individuals with complex communication needs to achieve the basic human right of communication, and to maximize their participation in education, employment, health and community activities.

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NARIC highlights work on social media and AAC

  NARIC highlighted the recent RERC on AAC publication on the use of social media by persons with ALS who use AAC in their Research in Focus newsletter. The NARIC article was subsequently redistributed by the American Congress on Rehabilitation Medicine eBlast. The original full article is available from the NARIC collection under accession number J73049. […]

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