Illustration of two people looking at a laptopVideo calling is a popular way to connect with family and friends.

You can use a computer, tablet or smart phone to make a call.

When you video call you are able to see the person you are talking to. 

People with aphasia often find video calling better than a phone call.

There are many different video call platforms

This guide will give you information about 3 popular options:

Skype iconSkype


Zoom iconZoom


WhatsApp iconWhatsApp



Illustration of a person looking at a tabletThese documents include:

  • What you need before you start
  • Communication tips
  • How to download the software/app
  • How to use the app
Instructions might look different depending on the device you are using.
We have included instructions for:

Illustration of a desktop computer, a laptop, a tablet and a smartphone

  • Computers
  • Android tablets/smartphones
  • iPads or iPhones


To open the documents below click or tap on the links.

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You can save this information to your device.

You can also print this information.

Images from Speakeasy – aphasia.  

We also have a guide to getting online for people with aphasia.