4c. Cultural Appropriateness at different Levels

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"People, even within a culture, carry ideas that need to be considered when thinking about the appropriate nature of AAC symbol sets and symbols" (Hofstede, G. (1997). Cultures and Organizations

The national level:

  • Covers the whole country

The regional level:

  • Ethnic, linguistic, or religious differences that might exist

The gender level:

  • The way gender is seen and understood

The generation level:

  • between grandparents and parents or parents and children.

The social class level:

  • linked to social or educational opportunities and jobs

The corporate level:

  • the culture of an organization affects those employed.

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