Assistive communication technology

Expert network Modem

Being able to communicate is a fundamental right!
If you have trouble with speaking, reading, writing or using a computer, you often cannot exercise this right. Fortunately, the use of ‘alternative forms of communication’ is also a basic right!

Modem is an independent expert network in innovative assistive technology that aims to maximize participation for everyone with a disability.




Wim De Backer

Kirsten Denis

Inge Piedfort

Jo Daems

Tessa Delien



Sevens, L., Daems, J., De Vliegher, A., Schuurman, I., Vandeghinste, V.; Van Eynde, F. (2017). Building an Accessible Pictograph Interface for Users with Intellectual Disabilities. In P. Cudd and L. de Witte (Eds.)Harnessing the Power of Technology to Improve Lives, IOS Press, 2017. Studies in health technology and informatics, 2017, Volume 242. doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-798-6-870  (AAATE Congres, Sheffield, UK. 11-15th September 2017)