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Respecting privacy in AAC

Autism Acceptance Month challenges us to examine how we teach autonomy and privacy to people learning to use AAC. Alyssa Hillary is an Autistic graduate student in neuroscience, where they do AAC-related research. Their perspective on privacy and autonomy was so powerful that it needed its own blog, which they tell about in their own words here.

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AAC Camps 2019

Summer will be here before you know it – which means it’s time to start planning your trip to an AAC camp!

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David Niemeijer
Founder and CEO

The power of language

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. 

Girl using Proloquo2Go on an iPad
Tara Coghlan
Communications Specialist

New to Proloquo2Go 6: Symbols and expanded search

An app like Proloquo2Go depends on symbols that are clear, identifiable, and relevant. This is important in getting an AAC learner engaged and interested in the system. It’s also necessary to provide all of our users with vocabulary that recognizes their daily life.

Girl using Proloquo2Go on an iPad
Tara Coghlan
Communications Specialist

New in Proloquo2Go 6: AirDrop

With this update, we’re making it super easy to share your vocabulary with other devices. To do this, we’ve added AirDrop options for buttons, folders, and entire backups.

Girl using Proloquo2Go on an iPad
Tara Coghlan
Communications Specialist

New in Proloquo2Go 6: Audio recording

In Proloquo2Go 6, we’re implementing one of the oldest and most popular feature requests: adding audio recordings to buttons to replace text to speech. We think the range and customization this feature will allow you to add to the vocabulary will make it a great addition to the app.

Girl using Proloquo2Go on an iPad
Tara Coghlan
Communications Specialist

New in Proloquo2Go 6: Shout function

In this version of the app, we’ve added extra volume options to Tools. Not only will you be able to adjust the volume on screen, we’ve also added a shout function.