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ISAAC 2010 Conference Feedback

Submitted by admin on 31 August 2010 - 9:37am

Janice Murray, Chair of Communication Matters, writes:

Over 50 people from the UK attended the ISAAC International Conference this summer. The conference programme offered a varied and thought provoking range of presentations. As part of my Communication Matters role, I attended a number of meetings. Here are some of the highlights...

Expert communication aid users wanted for VIVOCA project

Submitted by admin on 10 August 2010 - 1:40pm
Barnsley Assistive Technology Team and Sheffield University are looking for participants to take part in a research study - the team is looking for expert communication aid users and also people who have rejected the use of communication aids.
This study is part of a research project developing a ‘voice-input voice-output communication aid’ (VIVOCA) - a communication aid that recognises some dysarthric speech. The VIVOCA project is focused around including potential users of such a device at all stages of the development process and this study is the first stage of this user involvement. Later on in the project we will also be seeking users to be involved in the development and trial of the device, which already exists as a prototype.

Have you got a story to tell?

Submitted by admin on 10 August 2010 - 1:05pm

Communication Matters is very keen to increase the involvement of our members who use AAC in the activity of the association.

Telling AAC Stories (TAACS) is a new project which we plan to share with you in more detail at the CM2010 National Symposium in September. TAACS will be a regular feature in the Communication Matters Journal and on this website.

If you use AAC, we would love to have your stories on the theme ‘A funny thing happened…’ - a lighthearted look at how your AAC has got you into or out of trouble!