Auditory Scanning

Auditory scanning is a communication method using sound cues or auditory feedback rather than visual cues. This method is especially valuable for those with a visual impairment who cant access visual based AAC.

In auditory scanning a set of letters, words, or phrases, is presented audibly, one at a time. As they hear each option, they can make a selection when the desired item is presented.


Auditory Scanning has been a focus of research within AAC for a long time. If you want to learn more then you can access a selection of papers related to auditory scanning here.

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