Symbol boards, signs and electronic communication aids can be used to directly communicate with people without the use of spoken language .

These assistive products can:

  • Provide symbols and characters for short distance communication when speaking or writing is not possible
  • Generate artificial language 

Communication aids from other assistive product fields:

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Subsections of: Assistive products for face-to-face communication

Assistive products for face-to-face communication

Devices for face-to-face communication when speaking is not possible or is difficult

Communication amplifiers

Devices for increasing the volume of one or more person's voices

Dialogue units

Electronic devices that help direct communication

Face-to-face communication software

Software for producing messages for direct communication