Liberator’s own vision is to: Improve the quality of lives led by non-verbal people through effective AAC.
Founded in 2007, Liberator is a dynamic company staffed by individuals with proven dedication to the cause of giving a voice to those previously denied. Its parent is the Prentke Romich Company (PRC) of the USA, & our shared Mission is simply to:
Enable individuals with speech and language disabilities to become successful communicators
Since 1966, PRC has been a leading innovator in the highly specialised field of voice-output communication. Apart from Australia, it has subsidiaries in the UK (Liberator Ltd) & in Germany (Prentke Romich Deutschland).
These operations are the result of substantial investment in the healthcare industries of each host country, evolving from a basic distributorship model of many years standing. The global group regularly exchanges training, education, technical information, insights & implementation tips. Our business is the design, development, fabrication & support of Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC) equipment.
PRC manufactures the Windows-based Accent™ range of AAC devices
Saltillo Corporation (USA), a sister company of PRC, makes the Android-based NovaChat™ & Chat Fusion™ ranges of AAC devices
Liberator produces its very own Android AAC device, the rugged tablet known as the LR7
The PRC group enjoys a close, exclusive partnership with Bruce Baker's Semantic Compaction Systems (USA), the developer of the patented Minspeak™ symbolic language approach.
Being the sole Australasian supplier of such leading AAC hardware & software products has allowed Liberator to expand until it is now a significant presence in the field. Growth, though, would not have been possible without the company's human resources who strive every day to provide high-quality, accessible, responsive support & guidance. We believe our success is a direct result of efficiency blended with warmth & sensitivity.
Headquarters is in Sydney where management, administration, service & trials are based. Consultants are located on the ground in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth to better support you on-site, in your environment.
Liberator maintains a complete focus on voice-output communication for people without speech. Our entire operation is about developing all aspects of language through the use of specialist hardware & software to accelerate the natural acquisition of primarily, English. Technology is merely a tool to compensate for all the impediments non-verbal people face in gaining a voice.
VISION MISSION VALUES
Everyone engaged by Liberator acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work and live, throughout Australia, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. Liberator pays respect to Elders past, present and emerging.
Liberator’s work is dedicated to improving the lot of people with disabilities through ensuring:
Liberator respects everyone, equally, & strives to preserve people’s dignity, while appreciating diversity within a multi-cultural framework
Liberator values and recognises the significant contribution people with disabilities can & should make to society when provided support & opportunity
Liberator aims to continuously improve its performance, embracing feedback & criticism to assist in the process of bettering service delivery
Liberator is committed to a transparent culture of teamwork and collaboration
with all its stakeholders and families.
Liberator will not compromise on these vital values within AAC
Spontaneous... AAC users must be able to respond dynamically to changes in a conversation, however unexpected, & to set fresh topics for discussion
Novel... People reliant on AAC still insist on saying what they have to say in their own particular way, on the spur of the moment, using their own choice of phrasing & emphasis
Speed... AAC systems inevitably fail to keep up with real-time communication, yet users rightfully demand a system that generates their utterances as rapidly & as accurately as possible
Independence... All people with speech & language disabilities deserve an AAC approach that guarantees them self-control without reference to communication partners or facilitators