Everyone has something to say. Working closely with the AAC community, we build apps and share best practices to help you communicate with the world.
What is AAC?
Communication systems, strategies and tools that replace or supplement natural speech are known as augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). These tools support a person who has difficulties communicating using speech.
It was on Mac that our augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) journey started almost 15 years ago. In 2005, Proloquo was released. This precursor to Proloquo2Go was the first AAC app on Mac OS X. Today we are coming full circle with the release of Proloquo2Go for Mac with macOS Catalina.
We should always presume competence for a person with communication difficulties. Presuming competence affects how we make choices around Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), and how we provide opportunities and access to words, communication functions and the alphabet.
Everyone communicates. Communicating with others gives us connection and control in our lives. There are many ways to communicate - with facial expression, gestures, and with words and sentences. A key factor to successful communication is having language. Language gives us the words and ways to share our own thoughts and ideas, desires and wishes.