New Aphasia Zoom Backgrounds Available to Download

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The University of Michigan Aphasia Program (UMAP) is excited to share a new digital resource: aphasia zoom backgrounds. 

These backgrounds are free to download and use. There are 12 options available and these backgrounds will work for various digital platforms, including Zoom, Google Meet, etc.

These aphasia virtual backgrounds were created to help those with aphasia (and others with communication disorders) communicate in virtual environments. Potential settings for use include: telehealth appointments, virtual book or social clubs, virtual calls with friends and family, workplace virtual meetings and more. 

To download, click on an image below and it will open in a new tab/window. Then, right click on the image and select “Save as Image ” to save a copy to your computer. 

To add the image to your Zoom account, see: Zoom help on changing backgrounds

NOTE: The backgrounds may appear backward to you if you have “mirroring” turned on in your virtual program settings — however, that is correct and is what it should look like. . The words will show correctly to the other users in the virtual meetings. 

We also have a guide to using Zoom on our website: Click here to view the aphasia-friendly guide.

If you have any suggestions or questions about these backgrounds, please reach out to us via