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Social Networking AAC Study Day, Manchester

Submitted by Peter Head on 17 January 2014 - 12:25pm

Social Networking - AAC Study Day - 5 March 2014, Manchester 

Social NetworkingThis study day is being organised by Communication Matters in conjunction with Bridge College in Manchester. The day is open to students at the college, as well as to other young adults (aged 16+) using AAC from nearby schools, colleges or who are living at home.

The provisional programme includes:

Launch of IPAACKS (Informing and Profiling AAC Knowledge and Skills)

Submitted by Peter Head on 16 January 2014 - 11:00pm


NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is delighted to announce the launch of IPAACKS: Informing and Profiling AAC Knowledge and Skills. This material is available at:

This Education and Development Framework describes the core values, commitments, knowledge and skills required by those who work with people who use, or who may benefit from, AAC.

Vivoca - a new speech device from University of Sheffield

Submitted by Peter Head on 11 December 2013 - 3:30pm

The Technology section of the BBC's website has an item about Vivoca, a new speech output device that is also controlled by speech. The initial version of the device is for people with moderate to severe dysarthria who will use their (limited) speech to produce much clearer speech via the device.

The website mentions Communication Matters:

In a statement, UK charity Communication Matters, which works to help those with little or no clear speech, said: