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Re: [AAC Forum] Digest for [email protected] - 1 update in 1 topic

17 November 2017 - 12:27pm
Thank you David, I will look into this. Ailsa On Wed, Nov 15, 2017 at 5:36 AM, wrote: > [email protected] Google Groups > Topic digest > View all topics > > - Message Banking - 1 Update > > Message Banking > David Harraway :

Friday Announcements - 10th November 2017

10 November 2017 - 10:29am
Friday Announcements - 10th November 2017 1. Training from Shelagh Crossley Training 2. Parent Views of CM2017 Conference 3. Study for a PGCert in AAC at Manchester Metropolitan University News from CM: 4. #Roar4CM New Video 5. Order a CM hoodie 6. Christmas AAC Awareness Cupcake & Natter 7.

Message Banking

10 November 2017 - 10:15am
Hi everyone, I am looking for any advice on message banking (not voice banking) on an Android tablet. I'm looking for something that will record a message and then use it as spoken output, rather than using a synthetic voice. The 'Go Talk Now' app looks really useful for this but is only

iPad cases - 5th Gen. iPads

6 November 2017 - 8:31am
Hi all, I'm having real trouble sourcing cases for the new 5th gen. iPads that are both drop-proof/robust and have a shoulder strap. For older devices we have used a range of Lifeproof, Otterbox or Griffin cases with straps however we haven't found any of these for the new 5th generation. I

Friday Announcements - 3rd November 2017

3 November 2017 - 11:04am
Friday Announcements - 3rd November 2017 1. Your feedback on the ISAAC Strategic Plan 2018-21 2. Clinical Scientist (band 7) and Advisory Teacher (band 7) Required - CASEE Team 3. New Flip-Abilityboards from Ability World News from CM: 4. #Roar4CM New Video 5. Order a CM hoodie 6. Christmas AAC


2 November 2017 - 8:29am
Yeah, Real VNC is what my brother uses to remotely manage his mac from his PC with Windows Control and Communicator. He fullscreens that window and he is in direct control of the mac. On Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at 1:34:38 AM UTC-7, [email protected] wrote: > > Hi, > > Its quite possible

News from the Unspoken Project

27 October 2017 - 12:24pm
Did you know The Unspoken Project CIC (the people who brought you Speechless the Musical at Communication Matters 2016) has started to run inclusive drama workshops for schools, clubs and anybody that wants some fun ; -)? These workshops can be tailored to your group’s needs and can challenge

Friday Announcements - 27th October 2017

27 October 2017 - 9:32am
Friday Announcements - 27th October 2017 1. Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn Video 2. 1Voice Newsletter 3. Eye-pointing Classification Scale (eyePoint) 4. DoH request for information regarding equipment & services for people with a physical disability in England News from CM: 5. Looking for

Friday Announcements - 20th October 2017

20 October 2017 - 9:41am
Friday Announcements - 20th October 2017 1. Snap + Core First 1.1 is here 2. AAC London CEN Thursday 23rd November 2017 3. Digital Legacy Video 4. AAC Assessment Equipment 5. Highly Specialist AAC Speech and Language Therapist Job 6. DoH request for information regarding equipment & services for

elective mUtism and AAC

18 October 2017 - 8:19am
Hi All, I have had a quick look for evidence and not found very much. Does providing an AAC device, and therefore a voice help of hinder? Thanks, Tina Seed Consultant Speech & Language Therapist Electronic Assistive Technology Service (EATS) Speech & Language Therapist Fen House Fen

Friday Announcements - 13th October 2017

13 October 2017 - 8:58am
Friday Announcements - 13th October 2017 1. WM AAC Clinical Excellence Network (CEN) 2. New social group for AAC users in Central London News from CM: 3. Cancelled - Voice Identity in AAC Study Day 4. Looking for Co-opt Trustee with Finance Skills 5. Order a CM hoodie 6. Your feedback on the

Dynavox Xpress

12 October 2017 - 8:38am
Hi, Someone has contacted the office asking if anyone has an old Dynavox Xpress lurking at the back of a cupboard they no longer need? Thanks, CM Office

Podd book

12 October 2017 - 8:15am
Hi, Please can you help, I am looking for a video showing how the podd book is used in the classroom effectively. We have a few pupils using the podd book and only had 15minutes training. Any help would be appreciated. Kind regards Lynne

Activity and Educational websites

11 October 2017 - 12:11pm
Hi everyone, I currently subscribe the school to two websites, Helpkidzlearn and Education City . At a roadshow recently I got chatting to a couple of teachers who said they used Doorway online, Does

Voice Banking - MND - ITV News

11 October 2017 - 11:36am
Short TV news story about Voice Banking and MND - good for AAC Awareness Month and putting the case for services and funding. Best wishes, Liz Panton MRCSLT (Retired)

CM's website

9 October 2017 - 10:00am
Is the page about funding AAC up-to-date on CM’s website? I was talking to a parent of a child recently who seemed to think she had to buy an eyegaze system herself. I was going to refer her to CM to find out how to get an assessment and funding, but I’m not sure if it’s up-to-date. Midge

Photos and data protection

5 October 2017 - 8:49am
With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into force next year we are trying to get all our data storage/usage tied down. One grey area is photos of other people on individual's communication aids. For us this means students having photo and name of other students on their device. To