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PRC Announces Release of Accent™ 1200

News Release

Contact: Jo Donofrio: jmd@prentrom.com; (800)262-1984, ext. 268

                                 For Immediate Release

                            PRC Introduces Accent™ 1200

A Powerful New AAC Solution for Individuals with Speech Disabilities

             New Device Makes Communicating and Connecting Fast and Easy

Wooster, OH, July 30, 2012 – Prentke Romich Company (PRC), the leading developer of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology for individuals with speech disabilities, announced recently the release of a powerful new AAC solution: Accent™ 1200.

Accent 1200 is the first in a new line of AAC products that make communicating and connecting faster and easier. With more functionality, user-friendly features, and tools for learning language built into the device, Accent 1200 is an ideal communication solution for children, teens, and adults with speech disabilities. Accent 1200’s features include:

  • Unity®, PRC’ s exclusivelanguage development system, running under NuVoice™ software;Learning resources from PRC’s popular AAC Language Lab preloaded in the device;
  • Front and rear cameras for taking photos;
  • Context-Sensitive Help and User Manual built into the device for fast answers to device questions;Smooth, high-definition, 12” touch-screen display.
  • Accent 1200 comes in dedicated and integrated versions. Integrated versions run on the Windows® 7 operating system and have Bluetooth™ and WiFi connectivity for online access, remote tech support, and software upgrades. Accent 1200 is protected by PRC’s one-year product warranty.

“Our new Accent products are robust, feature-rich devices for helping individuals learn language and achieve their full communication potential,” stated David L. Moffatt, PRC President. “Accent gives users new ways to connect with others and provides speech-language pathologists and teachers with built-in capabilities for more effective therapy and learning.”

About PRC

PRC is a global leader in the development and manufacture of augmentative communication devices, computer access products, and other assistive technology for people with severe disabilities.

A 100% employee-owned company founded in 1966 and headquartered in Wooster, OH, PRC has enabled thousands of children and adults worldwide with speech disorders to achieve spontaneous, independent, and interactive communication regardless of their disability, literacy level, or motor skills.

In addition to the new Accent product line, PRC offers a full array of powerful communication devices, including Essence™ and ECO™2. PRC also provides a wide array of high-quality teaching and implementation ideas, therapy materials, curriculum sequences, funding assistance, and training to speech-language pathologists, special educators, and the families of AAC communicators. PRC’s AAC Language Lab is among the most popular web resources for language development using AAC devices. PRC also is a founding supporter of the Center for AAC & Autism.

For more information, go to prentrom.com, call (800) 262-1984 or visit PRC’s Facebook page.