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Kate Caryer's debut as a Channel 4 continuity announcer

Submitted by Peter Head on 11 December 2013 - 3:01pm

Kate Caryer as Channel 4 continuity announcerAs part of Channel 4's Alternative Voices project, five people with communication difficulties have joined its continuity team this month to introduce some of the channel's biggest shows. Channel 4 declares that "we want to give them a platform and normalise the presence of disabled people on TV by adding fresh, representative voices to the rich diversity of our existing pool of announcers."

Symbolisation towards Literacy AAC Study Day

Submitted by Peter Head on 18 November 2013 - 12:49pm

Symbolisation towards Literacy - AAC Study Day - 13 March 2014, London

Symbolisation towards Literacy study day

This study day, organised by Communication Matters, will explore the relationship between symbol communication and the development of literacy. The presenters will be Dr Janice Murray (Manchester Metropolitan University) and Dr Martine M Smith (Trinity College Dublin).

Support Unspoken inclusive theatre group

Submitted by Peter Head on 13 November 2013 - 4:46pm


Unspoken Theatre GroupUnspoken, a new London-based theatre group, are holding a fundraising event on Saturday 16th November at Tottenham Chances, to raise money for a unique performing arts project that will give people without speech a voice.

The project, anticipated to be the first of its kind, aims to bring together people who use communication aids to express themselves (known as augmentative and alternative communication – AAC), and other artists to develop and stage a theatrical performance in 2015 that focuses on the issue of communication.