AbleNet Inc, Roseville, Minn, will feature its newest and most popular augmentative and alternative communication products at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) 2010 Conference being held November 18 to 20 in Philadelphia.

The products are user-friendly assistive technology solutions that empower people with complex physical and cognitive disabilities, and  maximize opportunities for users to engage in everyday activities.

The company will occupy booth 749.

SoundingBoard™, a new application designed specifically for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, enables communication by people who are nonverbal or those with limited ability to speak. It  allows the users to “speak” simply by touching the symbol shown on the display screen. This device benefits individuals with a broad range of disabilities who have complex communication needs such as developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, or autism. Users can create custom communication boards, routines, and visual schedules recorded in any language. A broad set of AbleNet symbols is included as a starting point, but users can use their own photos to customize and build a unique AAC device.

QuickTalker™is a multi-message device, available with 7, 12, and 23 locations. The variety of message locations and the five available levels provide the flexibility needed to customize the communication and learning outcomes for each student. Features include built-in handle for portability, built-in symbols storage, and  variable recording time, depending on model.

Possum Jive!, a handheld communication aid that offers a range of symbol and text communication, uses the Acapela voice synthesizer and introduces full infrared environmental control. The device is fully programmable onboard or with the included software.

AbleNet will also be giving several conference presentations:

Introducing Jive! From Possum: A Totally New AAC Device
Date: November 18, 2010
Time: 3:30 to 4:30 pm
Room: 106A, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Title: AAC for Any Ability: The EasyTech to HighTech Hardware View
Date: November 20, 2010
Time: 2 to 3 pm.
Room: 106B, Pennsylvania Convention Center

[Source: AbleNet]