What Words Should We Use to Talk About AAC? Results From an AAC Community Survey
Words matter. Preferences shift over time and different people have different preferences. Many organizations and individuals want to be respectful to AAC users, but are their word choices still aligned with today’s preferences? This was the central question of this study.
In an anonymous online survey, we asked people what words they prefer when talking about AAC and the people who use it. This presentation covers terms that are broadly liked and used, such as “AAC users” and “people who use AAC”, terms that are broadly disliked such as “communication deficit”, and terms that many may be unfamiliar with, including acronyms such as PWUAAC. We will also share terms where opinions differed between people with different connections to AAC.
When and where: 2:30 pm on Nov 18 | Location: Westin/Marina III/IV (Harbor Wing, Lobby)