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Communication Awareness Day at Microsoft HQ

Session 
4.6b
Personal experience
  • Simon Wilson
Summary

Possum had a communication awareness day at Microsoft’s UK headquarters. Possum invited another AAC user and me to Microsoft to raise awareness.

Possum set up their environmental system to operate the Windows Media Centre so the other gentleman and I were using that.

I will give an overview of how people interact with Stuart and me, and how I felt that Microsoft reacted when talking to me.

Notes: Possum and Microsoft were preparing to do a sponsored bike ride to raise money for Leonard Cheshire. Possum has set up a charity called the Possum Trust to help fund communication aids for people. Possum and Leonard Cheshire are working in partnership to get environmental systems installed in all of the Cheshire homes. They had to do the bike ride by using communication aids.

Level of Session 
2
Age Group 
All Ages
Interest 
Topic of interest to people who use AAC