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AAC 'Hello' Events - April Update

Submitted by admin on 26 April 2011 - 12:36pm

Hello, National Year of CommunicationAs part of the Hello campaign in The National Year of Speech, Language and Communication, Communication Matters is co-ordinating an AAC Wave of regional and local events. These events are an opportunity to celebrate where the use of AAC has made a difference, as well as raise awareness of AAC. Regional centres in Great Britain are a crucial part of this co-ordination.

Safe Social Networking Day at Beaumont College

Submitted by admin on 26 April 2011 - 11:36am

Communication Matters has organised a series of Safe Social Networking days in conjunction with three Further Education colleges.

We are taking bookings for the Social Safe Networking Day to be held on Monday 16 May 2011 at Beaumont College. These days are open to the students at the three colleges, as well as to other young adults (aged 16-25) using AAC from nearby colleges or who are living at home.


AAC Evidence Base Research Project: April 2011 Update

Submitted by admin on 26 April 2011 - 11:09am
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The University of Sheffield and Barnsley Hospital held an AAC focus group in London on 7 April. It was a highly productive day and the discussion will inform the next stage of the research. And in May, Manchester Metropolitan University will be holding a focus group for commercial suppliers, with further groups to follow later in the year. These focus groups will look at the types of evidence that should be held in the AAC Evidence Base and the design of the user interface.

Celebrity Interview Competition - 'I'll be Asking the Questions'

Submitted by admin on 26 April 2011 - 9:27am


Ever wanted to be a chat show host and interview someone from the television or radio? Now is your chance!

Communication Matters has launched I'll be Asking the Questions, a competition for people who use AAC. The competition challenge is to devise 10 questions to present to somebody famous. The prize for the best questions will be the opportunity to interview a well known person. The competition is open to people of all ages, across the UK.