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Appendix: web resources
ABLEDATA is an on-line database project funded by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), part of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) of the US Department of Education to provide information on assistive technology. http://www.abledata.com/
The Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Communication Enhancement, is an AAC research and development center also funded by NIDRR and competitively renewed every 5 years. http://www.AAC-rerc.com/
The Communication Aid Manufacturers Association (CAMA) is a non-profit organization representing manufacturers of AAC software and hardware technology that provides information workshops in locations that rotate around the country. http://www.AACproducts.org/index.lasso
RESNA, the Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America, is an interdisciplinary association of people with an interest in technology and disability that sponsors conferences and certifies assistive technology providers. http://www.resna.org/index.php
The International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC), with its American chapter, the United States Society for Alternative and Augmentative communication (USSAC) is an organization of AAC service providers, manufacturers and people who use the techniques, and their families. This society provides educational and networking opportunities. http://www.ussAAC.org/ pages/membership.html
ASHA, The American Speech, Hearing and Language Association, is the professional organization of Speech Pathologists and Audiologists. http://www.asha.org/default.htm
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