Unity for Accent - 5 hour

Learn all about Unity on the Accent 800, 1000 or 1400. This product training will provide participants with an overview of vocabulary options as well as practice saying single words, phrases and sentences in Unity 1-hit and Sequenced. Throughout the class, basic implementation strategies will be reviewed and demonstrated. In addition to learning about Unity, participants will learn basic device operations and programming such as choosing the voice, selecting an access method, using the setup key to add words and custom messages, temporarily limiting vocabulary, backing up the memory of the device and performing basic device maintenance.

Devices for this training are not required as the site is providing computers.  If you choose to bring a device or laptop computer, please bring an Accent 1400/1200/1000/800 with the latest software version or laptop computer pre-loaded with the appropriate PASS software.  If you want to use a Mac laptop you will need a Windows 7 emulator with PASS installed.  PASS software is not compatible with iPads.  Please update Accent device software to the current version.

This training is appropriate for SLPs, OTs, ATPs, educators, family members, and others who support individuals who currently use or may need to use AAC devices.

Mon, Apr 16, 2018
8:30am - 3:30pm
Local Time

      El Paso, Texas / Region 19 Education Service Center



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Learning Outcomes

Participants will be able to:
  1. use Unity patterns to construct phrases and sentences
  2. modify the Accent to meet the needs of an individual
  3. apply strategies and locate resources to begin implementing Unity


  • 10 minutes - Introduction
  • 10 minutes – Introduction to Hardware and Access Methods
  • 15 minutes – Overview of Vocabulary Options with Guiding Principles
  • 15 minutes – Overview of Unity 1-hit
  • 150 minutes - Unity Sequenced Pattern 1 to 5 – with teaching strategies to support learning the patterns
  • 85 minutes – Basic Operations and Programming (choosing the voice, selecting an access method, using the setup key to add words and custom messages, temporarily limiting vocabulary, backing up the memory of the device and performing basic device maintenance.)
  • 15 minutes - Questions and Wrap up

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Tracy Custer, M. Ed., SLP

Tracy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech, Hearing and Language Disorders for the University of Texas-El Paso and her Masters of Education in Computers in Education from Lesley College, Cambridge, MA. Tracy also completed Master Level course work in Speech and Language Pathology at the University of Texas - El Paso/ Austin.

Tracy worked as a speech language pathologist and special educator in the public schools prior to being employed at the Prentke Romich Company. Tracy has presented at many state and local conferences on topics relating to language and augmentative communication.

Tracy is licensed in Speech Pathology in Texas and is certified in all levels of Speech and Hearing Therapy; as well as holding an Early Childhood Endorsement from the Texas Education Agency. Tracy is a member of Texas Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA), San Antonio Speech and Hearing Association (SASHLA), and a member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). Over the years she has served on numerous boards and committees addressing AAC policies and services.

Financial: Tracy Custer is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.

Nonfinancial: Tracy Custer is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company, is a member of Texas Speech & Hearing Association (TSHA), San Antonio Speech & Hearing Association (SASHLA), and International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).



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Submission Deadlines

Live online classes:  Participants wanting ASHA CEUs must be registered, "join" the class through his/her unique confirmation email letter, participate for the entire duration of the class, and pass a post-test with 80% accuracy or higher. No partial credits will be submitted. Participants have 15 days to submit all ASHA paperwork to PRC. ASHA paperwork received after 15 days will not be accepted.

In-person classes:  All ASHA paperwork must be submitted to the presenter by the end of the training day.

ASHA Information

Participants wanting ASHA CEUs for a multiple day training must attend all days. In addition, if there is a registration fee associated with the class and payment is not received, PRC will not submit your request for ASHA CEUs.

An annual ASHA CE Registry fee is required to register ASHA CEUs. ASHA CE Registry fees are paid by the participant directly to the ASHA National Office. The annual ASHA CE Registry fee allows registration of an unlimited number of ASHA CEUs for the calendar year. Contact the ASHA CE staff at 800-498-2071 ext. 8591 for CE Registry fee subscription information:

The Prentke Romich Company (PRC) licenses a patented technology that is in PRC products trademarked as Accent™, PRiO™, NuEye™, and NuPoint™, as well as software Unity®, Essence™, CoreScanner™, UNIDAD™, LAMP Words for Life™, and our Language Acquisition through Motor Planning™ (LAMP) approach. PRC also has registered two websites, Realize Language™ and AAC Language Lab™. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

This presentation will focus exclusively on Accent, PRiO, NuEye, NuPoint, Unity, CoreScanner, Essence, UNIDAD, LAMP Words for Life, Realize Language, or AAC Language Lab and will not include information regarding other similar or related augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices or software.

Most of our presenters are salaried, employee-owners of the Prentke Romich Company. A few of our presenters are contracted presenters.


GotoTraining System Requirements

To test your connection from a computer or mobile device before your training:

  • Click on this link,  This is a TEST ONLY.
  • You will see a dialogue box says "GoToMeeting - CONNECTION TEST ONLY."  If you get this dialogue box you will be able to successfully access the class on the date of your class.
  • Close the dialogue box.

To join the actual class, click on the "JOIN" button in your confirmation email on the specific date of your class.

For PC-Based Organizers and Attendees

  • Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP, 2003 Server or 2000 (Linux is not supported)
  • Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, or Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer, or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled). If needed, download Java here.
  • Recommended: Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 MB of RAM (2 GB of RAM for Windows Vista)

For Mac-Based Organizers and Attendees

  • Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®), OS X 10.5 (Leopard®), OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
  • Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, or Firefox 3.0 or newer; Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript and Java enabled)
  • Required: PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor, 512 MB of RAM or better recommended

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