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Learning to Use an Augmentative Communication Device

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By Rosemary Musachio Although I’ve been communicating with a manual communication board with letters and words since I was eight, speech therapists have been trying to help me use electronic augmentative assistive communication (AAC) devices.  I had never been thrilled with the idea until recently. Back in the 1980’s, AAC devices had robotic sounding voices that some people couldn’t even… Continue Reading Learning to Use an Augmentative Communication Device

Police Departments Use AT to Communicate with The Deaf

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Author: Rosemary Musachio, Chief Strategic Officer at Ruh Global Communications Communication between the police and individuals with hearing and/or speech impairments is vital.  Miscommunication can cause wrongful arrests or releases, unnecessary agitation or force, or further risk of injury or even death.  For instance, If someone with a hearing impairment is stopped by the police, they may be unable to… Continue Reading Police Departments Use AT to Communicate with The Deaf