This two-hour online product training reviews the basic operations and programming on an Accent 800, 1000 or 1400. Participants will learn how to switch vocabularies (or user areas), choose a voice, adjust text size, customize a key, make and link activities and pages, save those customizations, and lock the toolbox. In addition, temporarily limiting vocabulary using Vocabulary Builder will be demonstrated. All demonstrations will be done using Unity 1-hit and Sequenced. The training will conclude with an overview of resources available to you from PRC.
Hands-on practice is encouraged throughout the course, but is not essential for participation. If you plan to follow along, please have the most recent software version for Accent, NuVoice 2.09 or higher.
Please note if you need to learn about Unity, UNIDAD®, LAMP Words for Life, LAMP Words for Life Sp/En or CoreScanner™ attend a vocabulary review and practice class.
Gretchen graduated from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville with her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology. Before joining PRC, she worked as a speech language pathology assistant at a habilitation center which housed an adult population with varying degrees of mental retardation and developmental disabilities. During her time at the habilitation center, Gretchen worked with various types of augmentative communication. She worked closely with the psychology department to help reduce behaviors in consumers through their use of communication and helped to decrease the frustration associated with the inability to communicate. Gretchen prepared various AAC strategies, developed low tech solutions and programmed AAC devices for consumers. While at the habilitation center, Gretchen also had the opportunity to implement therapy for these various forms of alternative and augmentative communication.
Gretchen is a member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).
Financial: Gretchen Bright is a salaried employee of the Prentke Romich Company.
Nonfinancial: Gretchen Bright is an employee-owner of the Prentke Romich Company and is a member of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC).