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Who we are...

Communication Matters is a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. It is made up of an Associate Membership and a Board of Trustees which runs the charity. Read more about Communication Matters.


Communication Matters has an Associate membership of over 400 people. Members come from across the UK and from all the various interests in AAC – personal experience, professional, commercial and research. Associate members elect the Board of Trustees. Read more about Membership benefits.

Our Funding

We receive most of our income from membership (though we pay ISAAC capitation fees) as well as from events and a small proportion comes from donations (forAAC users to attend our Conference). We were lucky enough to win a grant from the John Ellerman Foundation in 2016 which allows fundng for the next two years to promote Communication Access for All. We received money from the Big Lottery Fund for Awards for All to run the pilot mentorship training in 2017. We are also grateful to our many supplier members for their generous sponsorship.

Join Us

See How to join us for a membership application form and costs. There are a limited number of free memberships for AAC users and their family members.

See also:
  • News: latest and archived
  • Lobbying: with link to latest lobbying Toolkit.
  • Events: conference, study days and roadshows.