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From CBC Manitoba –A three-day camp in Manitoba is giving young people who are non-verbal or have speech challenges a chance to connect with others who communicate the same way they do — with the aid of tablets and a specialized app.

Camp yAAC (the “AAC” stands for “augmentation and alternative communication”) encourages its campers to use iPads and an app, also known as an AAC device, to converse with each other.

The campers select their words using symbols and characters on the app, which then speaks the words out loud.

Camper Marianne Blandigneres, 14, used her AAC device to say that that the activity she is most excited for at camp is swimming — and also the food, she added, laughing.

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