Fast forward to 2007 when I was approached by a family I was working with who had an amazing idea. They wondered why devices were so expensive and bulky. They wanted to develop an affordable, portable, easy to use AAC system anyone could use anywhere. After hours of talking with fellow SLP's, reading research, taking ideas from the family and working with a software developer, we developed Alexicom Tech's AAC solutions. Keep in mind, during these times I still ran in to people (SLP's included) that didn't really know what AAC was or felt comfortable with using AAC device. So we knew not only do we need to get in the community to share our development, but also educate people on the importance of AAC.