At Aacapella, we recognise that the communication demands of some learning tasks mean that students who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems can’t always fully participate with their peers. When students are not able to effectively communicate, they miss out on opportunities to express their knowledge, receive explicit error correction and to engage collaboratively with peers in learning tasks.
We are passionate about making participation in learning experiences easier for students by developing innovative AAC solutions that target the specific communication demands of these learning tasks. It is not simply a case of adding vocabulary, it is about designing new AAC systems that understand and efficiently meet the communication demands of specific learning tasks.
Our first priority, based on instructional need, is developing AAC systems for literacy. We envisage our first product being available in late 2019. We will provide more information on our website as we move closer to the product launch date.