A small group of PACTT students and staff attended the Assistive Technology Industry Association trade show in Schaumburg last month. The group, including PACTT's Assistive Technology Coordinator Robert Mann, were able to interact with representatives from technology companies, and test out the newest Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.
Lead Transition Teacher Lauren Mucha and transition team member Laura Kinkley accompanied two of their students on the trip. Students used a wall-sized version of the DynaVox touch screen, saw updated versions of their current devices, and explored alternative communication systems.
Read the Chicago Tribune article about the conference.
For information on ATIA, visit their website at www.atia.org.