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Auditory Scanning on iPad

9 hours 38 min ago
Some apps support auditory scanning. Within the app's settings, you can turn auditory cues on and off. One example of this is Adapted Play Book - EIEIO! by Creative Communicating. I am using an Ablenet blue2 switch. I would like to be able to use the switch using auditory cues in these apps

Communication support in Punjabi

18 April 2018 - 10:55am
We have just had a gentleman referred to our SLT service whose first language is Punjabi. Please can anyone advise on whether a communication support tool / app is available in Punjabi? Many Thanks Alison

Help please...i-12

14 April 2018 - 10:59am
We are having problems with the eye gaze Windows control panel on i-12 partially obscuring the right hand edge of the device. This happens when whenever Communicator 5 is not full screen (eg when editing or some windows function needs attention) and we cannot find a quick way to stop it or turn

Friday Announcements - 13 April 2018

13 April 2018 - 3:27pm
Friday Announcements - 13 April 2018 1. Vacancy at the Bristol Communication Aid Service (BCAS) News from CM: 2. CM2018 - Call for Papers - Only 2 weeks to go!! 3. Are you an AAC User with a story to tell? 4. CM are looking for budding artists or creative people! 5. AAC and Literacy Best

black and white/high contrast symbol app

12 April 2018 - 10:33am
hi folks just wondering if anyone is aware of any iOS or Android AAC apps that have black symbols on a white background or vice versa - or black and white line drawing symbols? thanks janet Janet Scott Speech and Language Therapist SCTCI WESTMARC Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

Friday Announcements - 6 April 2018

6 April 2018 - 2:52pm
Friday Announcements - 6 April 2018 1. Score Seminar - A new Core based vocabulary 2. Alternative Paths to Literacy: literacy for children and young people who use AAC 3. New dates announced for Smartbox Getting Started with Grid 3 training News from CM: 4. CM2018 - Call for Papers - Only 3 weeks

The Communication Trust literacy & AAC resource

30 March 2018 - 11:43am
In case people have not seen this The Communication Trust has just produced a resource around AAC and literacy, funded as part of a wider DfE SLCN project. You can find the resource here https://www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk/media/620548/aac_final.pdf It is by no means the definitive answer to

Liberator – LAMP Words for Life App – 50% off

28 March 2018 - 3:26pm
In conjunction with the World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd April 2018, we will be running a sale on our popular LAMP Words for Life™ app from the 1st to the 4th April 2018. We will be offering 50% off on the app (available on the iTunes Store). Normal selling price - £239.99 LAMP Words for

Friday Announcement - 23rd March 2018

23 March 2018 - 12:50pm
Friday Announcements - 23rd March 2018 1. Provision of Communication Equipment now Scottish Legislation!! 2. 4 Volunteers needed for LUTO research 3. ClaroRead for Mac V6.2 released 4. Liberator – Introducing the New Chat Fusion 8! News from CM: 5. CM2018 - Call for Papers - Only 5 weeks to go!!

Friday Announcement - 16th March 2018

16 March 2018 - 12:43pm
Friday Announcements - 16th March 2018 1. 1968 to 2018 - 50 years of CENMAC - send your memories and comments!! 2. Eye Gaze Technology, Inclusive Techonology Ltd. 3. AAC London CEN, Tuesday April 24th 4. 50% AAC discount for Autism Awareness Month 5. ClaroRead for PC V7.3 released 6. Augmentativ

Calling all AAC users

15 March 2018 - 3:30pm
Calling all AAC users I’m writing to ask if you would be interested in applying to be part of Unspoken’s new project, ‘The Voice Monologues’. We are looking for short stories, from AAC users, on the theme of communication. You can write about anything you like within this theme, or you can

Friday Announcements - 9th March 2018

9 March 2018 - 11:11am
Friday Announcements - 9th March 2018 1. 1Voice - National Residential Weekend 2018 2. Inclusive Technology - Switch adapted toys 3. Occupational Therapist Band 6 Rotational Post (ACT/Neurological Rehabilitation) 4. Brand new Super Core vocabulary for symbol AAC - Smartbox 5. Vacancy at the

Friday Announcements - 2nd March 2018

2 March 2018 - 3:51pm
Friday Announcements - 2nd March 2018 1. Liberator Ltd - Exciting Announcement! 2. SCORE Seminar - A new Core based vocabulary 3. Free Article Downloads 4. RETT UK Training for SLTs - 22nd March 5. Sensory Technology 6. Ability World new catalogue and March special offer 7. Makaton Beginners

Friday Announcements - 23 February 2018

23 February 2018 - 12:14pm
Friday Announcements - 23rd February 2018 1. 1Voice Southeast's African Adventures 2. Touch Screen Technologies 3. Free Core Words Study Days - New Locations Added News from CM: 5. CM Retired Memberships Now Available 6. CM 2018 Great Book Draw 7. AAC and Literacy Best Practice Study Days 8. CM

Receptive Language Assessments on Eye Gaze

19 February 2018 - 11:35am
Hello, Has anyone developed a (or copied a paper-based) receptive language assessment for use on an eye-gaze device? I'm aware of CARLA but I don't have Mind Express. Students in our schools currently use Grid 3, Communicator and just recently Snap & Core. Ideally I'm looking for something free or

Friday Announcements - 16 February 2018

16 February 2018 - 12:49pm
Friday Announcements - 16th February 2018 1. AssistiveWare AAC Photography Project 2. Therapy Box Retail Offer 3. Occupational Therapist Required (Fixed Term) - Cambridge 4. New Inclusive Catalogue 2018 5. AAC London CEN Study Day - NEW VENUE 6. Occupational Therapist Required - Birmingham News

Friday Announcements - 9 February 2018

9 February 2018 - 12:33pm
Friday Announcements - 9th February 2018 1. Changing Places Survey News from CM: 2. AAC and Literacy Best Practice Study Days 3. CM Roadshows 2018 4. CM2018 - Call for Papers 5. Second Symbol Consultation for Communication Access UK - Deadline Extended 6. About Friday Announcements 1. Changing

Experience with Cantonese Client?

6 February 2018 - 2:18pm
Posted on behalf of my colleague: Hi All, Hoping someone can help us. We are due to asses a client with a progressive neurological condition who requires AAC. We understand that whilst this person was able to speak some English, he can only read and write in Cantonese (and has never used

Friday Announcements - 2 February 2018

2 February 2018 - 11:03am
Friday Announcements - 2nd February 2018 1. Making a Difference Conference 2. EyeFree Assisting Communication is looking for a UK Marketing Product Specialist 3. WM AAC Clinical Excellence Network 4. Support vulnerable people with communication problems 5. Liberator - AAC Regional Consultant

Looking for communication groups in the Poulton-le-Fylde area

2 February 2018 - 8:28am
A query into the office as below: Hello Do you know of any Communication groups in the Poulton le fylde area. My husband has Speech problems due to a brain injury and struggles to communicate with people. He cannot read or write, but needs some social stimulation. Any help would be

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