ALTERNATIVE AUGMENTATIVE COMMUNICATION

Augmentative and alternative Communication AAC

EYE am free

Communication is a non-negotiable right; we should all have the freedom to express who we are, interact with each other, and understand each other. Physical limitations and speech dysfunctions can be an obstacle in communication for people with different conditions such as cerebral palsy, Rett Syndrome, or ALS. But with just using their gaze, we can give them a voice. Thanks to the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (AAC) and IRISBOND’s eye-tracking technology, people with motor conditions or speech challenges can live, have fun, dream and be free. We understand that communicating is a lifelong necessity. But don’t worry, we’ll travel this road together. Our support and services are forever in your debt.

EYE am Gema, an AAC and IRISBOND user
EYE am Gema, an AAC and IRISBOND user
EYE am Gema, an AAC and IRISBOND user

What is Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)?

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)  is a set of strategies and tools that either complement (Augmentative) or replace (Alternative) the natural speech of people who, due to different circumstances, have speech communication difficulties. Thanks to IRISBOND’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems (SAAC) and eye-tracking technology, people suffering from conditions that limit their speech can communicate using what we call dynamic communicators. And people with mobility limitations can interact with devices and their environment.

Through dynamic communicators and technology, we can offer people with speech challenges different communication options adapted to different needs. For instance, you can use your gaze through an eye-tracker with eye tracking technology like Hiru.

“Communication is a non-negotiable right. We should all have the tools to express how we are, how we feel, to learn, relate and make ourselves understood.”

The Spanish Constitution of 1978. Art. 20
EYE am Dulce, an AAC and IRISBOND user
EYE am Dulce, an AAC and IRISBOND user

Hi!

EYE am Dulce

In Spanish, my name means “sweet” and it’s funny how accurately it describes me. EYE am so cute, sweet, and am always smiling. EYE am 12 years old and EYE live in Madrid, Spain. Since EYE was 6, EYE’ve been using AAC to express
myself. EYE started with symbol-based communication and gradually developed more and more skills. Now, EYE not only use predictive keyboards to communicate, but EYE also rely on my AAC device for almost everything. EYE make jokes, socialize with friends, watch makeup videos on Youtube, study and go to school. EYE truly enjoy life and EYE am happy and free.

Throughout my life, one thing that hasn’t changed is that EYE rely on my eyes and IRISBOND for everything EYE do. And now, with Hiru and iPadOS 17, EYE enjoy the best eye gaze experience.

EYE am Edgar, IRISBOND Hiru user
EYE am Edgar, IRISBOND Hiru user

Hi!
EYE am Edgar

EYE am currently pursuing a dual degree in Mathematics and Physics at the prestigious Complutense University of Madrid, Spain. EYE must confess, my true passion lies in the realm of numbers and coding. EYE am a mathematician. Besides my academic pursuits, EYE am quite the social butterfly. EYE have a penchant for dark humor and EYE am known to be quite the jokester among my friends. Of course, EYE am also active on various social media platforms. On
Instagram alone, EYE boast a following of around 8K.

Now, thanks to Hiru and iPadOS 17, my university programs (MATLAB, LaTeX), social networks, and iPad usage have become incredibly comfortable and user-friendly. EYE am so grateful for the assistance of Hiru from IRISBOND, as it enables me to navigate through my computer effortlessly with my eyes, as EYE can’t do it with my hands. EYE particularly find the AssistiveTouch menu and Snap to item feature extremely helpful.

EYE am Gema, the first child to use AAC with eye gaze in Spain
EYE am Gema, the first child to use AAC with eye gaze in Spain

Hi!
EYE am Gema

EYE am a teenager from Toledo, Spain, and EYE want to be straight with you. EYE was the first child to use AAC with eye gaze in Spain, and EYE couldn’t be prouder. Ever since EYE was little, EYE knew EYE was trapped in my own body, but EYE also knew that EYE had so much to offer the world.
Thanks to my amazing teacher and friend Sol Solís, EYE found IRISBOND, and it has been a game-changer for me. My eyes have become a window to the world, and EYE couldn’t be happier. EYE am non-stop, EYE am free and EYE want everyone to know it. Because EYE rely on my eyes and IRISBOND for everything EYE do, EYE am now the Co-Founder of my own Foundation at just 15 years old. Lately, EYE’ve been fortunate enough to receive several awards for my work. That’s why EYE believe EYE am the best!

IRISBOND Feedback Community Illustration by Julia Lasa

Feedback Community

At IRISBOND, we are the developers and designers of our devices and software.  In order to create the best products possible, we need to ensure that they fit the needs of our users.  For this reason, we make sure to listen carefully to the feedback coming from our partners, caregivers and users. We also recognize when a customer’s positive attitude, expertise, and curiosity to explore new solutions make a big impact in our community. That’s why we created the exclusive IRISBOND Feedback Community. To celebrate those Hiru lovers and eye gaze challengers!