Washington State University

Department of Psychology and College of Nursing

Communication Tools


 Computer Access Device



Keywords: keyboard with large print keys, enlarged print keyboard

Price: $$

Additional Information: Enlarged print stickers can also be placed on a regular keyboard.




Keywords: alternative mouse, trackpad

Price: $$

Additional Information: Various models available including trackballs and joysticks.




Keywords: talking barcode scanner

Price: $$$$

Additional Information: Smartphone apps are also available.




Keywords: speech-to-text software

Price: $$

Additional Information: Smartphone apps are also available.




Keywords: screen reader software

Price: $$$




Communication Enhancement Tools



Keywords: voice amplifier, voice projector

Price: $$$




Keywords: video and voice chat software

Price: often free

Additional Information: Accessible via computer, tablet, or smartphone.




Communication Aid



Keywords: communication bracelet

Price: $

Additional Information: Several different themed bracelets available.




Keywords: communication book

Price: $




Keywords: communication wallet

Price: $ - $$

Additional Information: Symbols can be changed flexibly.




Keywords: communication board

Price: $

Additional Information: Various themed boards are available and can be customized.




Price Guide 
$ $$ $$$ $$$$
$5-$50 $51-$100 $101-$200 $201+
Vocabulary lists can also be found on the internet
(e.g.,http://aac.unl.edu/vocabulary.html).
Also see aphasia.com for free apps designed for individuals with aphasia
.