Site of the Month: ARASAAC
Symbols, templates, software, tools, and more. That’s what you’ll find on the November PrAACtical Site of the Month: ARASAAC, the Aragonese Portal of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. Supported by the Department of Education, Culture and Sports of the Aragonese Government and the General Directorate of Innovation, Equality and Participation, this award-winning site has been serving the AAC community for over two decades.
They may be best known for the picture symbols that they share so freely, which allows professionals, users of AAC, and families to create free resources in Catalan, Euskera, English, French, German, Italian, Galician, Portuguese, Spanish, and more.
The online tools section has a variety of things to explore including tools to make communication boards, animations (gifs), schedules and calendars, custom symbols, and games. There are also wonderful resources for Spanish Sign Language in pictures and videos.
There is also a Materials Exchange section where you can download communication boards, stories, and visual supports.
ARASAAC collaborations have resulted in a number of helpful tools.
- Araboard (communication display maker)
- Araboard apps
- TICO (interactive, computer-based communication displays which include a scanning option)
- Araword (symbol supported writing)
- MICE (alternative access; switches, voice-activated)
This post was written by Carole Zangari