CE19 - Technologies pour la santé

Alternative and Augmentative Communication for All – AAC4All

Submission summary

The AAC4All project aims at improving Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems. AAC concerns a wide range of disabilities combining an inability to conduct oral communication with severe motor difficulties in using digital devices. The project brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts in NLP, HMI, occupational therapy and speech therapy around the implementation of a modular AAC platform. The platform will respect an open architecture and allow any actor to integrate or retrieve software components that meet a given need. Learnability of AAC systems will also leverage the definition of dedicated serious games. AAC4All aims additionally to provide a reference framework for the evaluation of AAC in terms of occupational therapy. Finally, the project targets significant advances on : a) on-the-fly spelling correction, b) pictographic translation; c) relation between linguistic prediction and the typing device.

Project coordination

Jean-Yves Antoine (Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale et Appliquée de Tours)

The author of this summary is the project coordinator, who is responsible for the content of this summary. The ANR declines any responsibility as for its contents.


LIFAT Laboratoire d'Informatique Fondamentale et Appliquée de Tours
IRIT Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse
DMU APHP.Saclay : Neurolocomoteur et handicaps
LIG Laboratoire d'Informatique de Grenoble
MoDyCo Modèles, Dynamiques, Corpus
CMRRF KERPAPE / Laboratoire d'Électronique

Help of the ANR 698,507 euros
Beginning and duration of the scientific project: December 2021 - 48 Months

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