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PrAACtical AAC was started by two professors of speech-language pathology, Robin Parker and Carole Zangari, both passionate about AAC. Our blog is a virtual space where we can muse aloud about the state of the field, share information about implementing AAC strategies, provide resources, and discuss news of interest to the AAC community. Robin passed away in July 2014. Carole continues to blog on a variety of AAC topics.

You can read more about our blogging journey here and here.

PrAACtical AAC’s Mission: To improve the level of AAC services available to individuals with significant communication challenges by supporting speech-language pathologists and other interested stakeholders



This blog does not accept any form of advertising, sponsorship, or paid insertions. While we write for our own purposes, we may be influenced by our background, occupation, religion, political affiliation, and/or experiences.

We occasionally accept products for giveaways or review. We try to avoid having this influence the content, topics, or posts made in this blog. Any product which has been gifted to PrAACtical AAC is noted in the body or footnote of the post. This blog does not contain any paid advertising.

The owner of this blog is not compensated to provide opinions on products, services, websites or various other topics. The views and opinions expressed here are purely our own. We only support products or services that we believe, based on our expertise and experiences, are beneficial for the clinical population we serve. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider. This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States License.


Terms Of Use

These disclosures and policies are valid from December 1, 2011 and were last updated May 1, 2018

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Images: You are free share or use most images, given that accepted standards of attribution are followed and a link back to the original post is provided. Images from guest authors may NOT be shared or copied without prior written approval.

Unless otherwise noted, all content and images are property of PrAACtical AAC.

Terms: By visiting this site, you are granted a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use www.PrAACticalAAC.org in strict accordance with these terms of use. Your use of this site warrants PrAACtical AAC that you will not use the site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Policies, Disclosures, or Terms. You may not use PrAACtical AAC in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of it. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through this site.

All text, graphics, logos, images, content, and any compilation thereof, is the property of PrAACtical AAC blog and are protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto. You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the site. PrAACtical AAC blog content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. You are not granted any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of PrAACtical AAC blog except as expressly authorized by these Terms.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which PrAACtical AAC collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “User”) of the http://www.praacticalaac.org website (“Site”).

Personal identification information

We may collect personal identification information from Users in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Users visit our site, register on the site, fill out a form, respond to a survey, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site. Users may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, mailing address. Users may, however, visit our Site anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site. Non-personal identification information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilized and other similar information.

Web browser cookies

Our Site may use “cookies” to enhance User experience. User’s web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. User may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent. If they do so, note that some parts of the Site may not function properly.

How we use collected information

PrAACtical AAC may collect and use Users personal information for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our Site
    We may need your information display content on the Site correctly.
  • To improve customer service
    Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience
    We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
  • To improve our Site
    We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To send periodic emails
    We may use the email address to send User information and updates pertaining to their order. It may also be used to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

How we protect your information

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, username, password, transaction information and data stored on our Site.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

Third party websites

Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that link to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Site, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

PrAACtical AAC has the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will post a notification on the main page of our Site. We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms

By using this Site, you signify your acceptance of this policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use our Site. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes. This privacy policy was built using the www.PrivacyPolicies.com generator.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please contact us.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on October 25, 2015.

For questions about this blog, please contact Carole[at]PrAACticalAAC[dot]org.

This document was last updated on May 1, 2018

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