A young girl communicates with a keyboard device.

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Imagine communicating without speech.
More than two million people in the United States are unable to speak. Without the ability to communicate, these individuals face unending challenges in every aspect of their lives: home, school, work, and in social activities. Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems help these individuals communicate more effectively. AAC systems are as diverse as are their users, and can be as simple as a book of pictures or as sophisticated as a computer with a speech synthesizer. Dr. Shelley Lund and the students working in CHS’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication Lab are researching ways to improve lives of people who use AAC.