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 the dedicated devices in our library (high tech to low tech) will still be available for 10-week trials.


Our Mission Statement

The Open Access Resource Centre provides assistive technology, training and resources to individuals with communication difficulties and those that support them.


Our Vision

Working toward a world where everyone can communicate.