For Individuals and Families
Talk to your vendors! Tell them how important it is to you that you have the freedom to change providers based on the communicator's current needs. Tell them that it's your content that you've added and personalized over the years, and that you have the right to get it back out when the time comes. Send them a link to the Open Board Format and tell them you don't want to get burned next time a product gets cancelled or a company gets purchased.
For Practitioners and Aides
Share your ideas for supporting language learning in the Communication Workshop! All the activities are open for anyone to use, and are contributed by community members like you!
For Purchasing Decision-Makers
Make Open Access a requirement for your purchasing decisions. Tell vendors that you aren't interested in being locked into a single product forever, tell them how you've been burned by that in the past. Encourage them to look at the Open Board Format and implement it as an export option in their applications.
Consider implementing an integration tool using the
AAC Shim, or even just
aac_shim.js in your web site code to add
simple support for AAC users who can't touch buttons easily
to access your web site. Check us out on
Githubor join our
to ask about specific projects or ideas you can contribute to.
We are looking for designers to contribute to the library of open-licensed symbols that are currently available. Join our Slack channel to find out where you can best contribute.