Giving people without speech new ways to talk

The Open Access Resource Centre (OARC) is committed to improving the lives of Manitobans with speech challenges through the use of communication devices. OARC helps individuals receive long-term systems as well as providing the supports needed for successful implementation of a device as a communication tool.

There is an application form to fill out and submit to OARC to begin the process of acquiring an iDevice for a child new to our services.  OARC provides training and support for families who are maintaining the iDevice, for support teams who are learning how to use iDevices and AAC Apps, and for everyone around the successful implementation of such devices.

All Eye-Gaze systems will continue to require an initial assessment by OARC staff which may lead to a short-term 10-week trial. 

All other short term loans wills take place on a case by case basis.

 

Our Mission Statement

To empower individuals with communication challenges, their families, and their communities by providing speech-generating devices and support so everyone's voice is valued.

 

Our Vision

Everyone has a voice and is heard.