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4 days to go until the Early Bird expires!

15 July 2019 - 12:31pm
Earlybird rates for the CM2019 International AAC Conference expire in 4 days on 19th July! If you haven't already booked your tickets, book now by clicking this link - https://booking.communicationmatters.org.uk/ Kind regards, CM Office -- Communication Matters (ISAAC UK) - The UK charity for

ONLY ONE WEEK 'till CM2019 conference earlybird rates expire

12 July 2019 - 2:48pm
GET YOUR TICKETS NOW https://booking.communicationmatters.org.uk/ Many thanks, CM office -- Communication Matters (ISAAC UK) - The UK charity for AAC 3rd Floor, University House, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT [image: CM Logo]Tel: 0113 343 1533 Email: admin@communicationmatters.org.uk

Friday Announcements - 12 July 2019

12 July 2019 - 10:35am
Friday Announcements - 12 July 2019 1. Vacancy at the Bristol Communication Aid Service (BCAS) 2. What Next? A user led event for AAC users who have left School and College 3. Smartbox Simple AAC Workshops for Schools 4. Irisbond Duo Eye Tracker 5. Vacancy for Personal

Friday Announcements - 5 July 2019

5 July 2019 - 9:39am
Friday Announcements - 5 July 2019 1. Angelman UK Communication Conference 2. I-ASC Heuristic Website Launch 3. HelpKidzLearn Games & Activities News from CM: 4. Call for Nominations for Trustees - 3 Weeks To Go! 5. CM2019 International AAC Conference - Register Now 6.

Friday Announcements - 28 June 2019

28 June 2019 - 10:04am
Friday Announcements - 28 June 2019 1. I Have Voice App 2. Predictable is available with Acapela My-Own-Voice 3. What Next? A user led event for AAC users who have left School and College 4. AAC Consultant (9 months maternity cover from September 2019) 5. The Charter of

Alan Martin Award Nominations Open

26 June 2019 - 2:36pm
Have you thought about nominating an AAC user for the 2019 Alan Martin Award? The award is presented to a person who has made a significant contribution to the arts. Details of how to nominate can be found here https://eu.eventscloud.com/ehome/aacawards/awards/ Communication Matters (ISAAC

Arabic voice for text-to-speech

26 June 2019 - 9:33am
I am working with a client with [Egyptian] Arabic as her first language. All her family speak Arabic and we are looking for a text-to-speech programme that produces recognisable Arabic speech output. We recently tried her with Grid 3 TextTalker and downloaded the Arabic female voice [Saudi

switch adapted echo button

26 June 2019 - 9:33am
Has anyone tried switch adapting an Amazon Echo Button? I know someone who doesn’t have the strength to press the button and might be able to use a proximity switch instead – though any non-pressure switch could then leverage the functionality of the Alexa Routines as well. Thanks, Ken

Re: [AAC Forum] converts handwriting to speech

24 June 2019 - 7:55am
Hi Kirsty, Just downloaded Selvy ( https://apps.apple.com/us/app/selvy-penscript/id1027637212) which acts as a keyboard on the iPad. Works well for me, you can either combine it with an AAC app that uses the iOS keyboards or even use it “try it” interface (touch and hold anywhere on words and

Hi all, I am enquiring on behalf of a

21 June 2019 - 3:38pm
Hi all, I am enquiring on behalf of a nonverbal literate user of AAC, does anyone know of AAC that converts handwriting to speech? Have just consulted the call centre wheel and can’t see one on there! We had downloaded ‘handyspeech’ but it would appear this no longer exists/hasn’t been been

Friday Announcements - 21 June 2019

21 June 2019 - 1:07pm
Friday Announcements - 21 June 2019 1. Listening Books 2. AAC Survey For Classroom Assistants 3. RCSLT: Top 10 Priorities For Learning Disabilities 4. Free Access To European ATAAC Conference Talks News from CM: 5. Mentoring Project Update 6. Call for Nominations for Trustees 7. AAC Information

Friday Announcements - 14 June 2019

14 June 2019 - 10:43am
Friday Announcements - 14 June 2019 1. AAC London CEN News 2. Smartbox are hiring a Content Developer! 3. Inclusive ClassVR Wins Award! 4. What Next? A user led event for AAC users who have left School and College News from CM: 5. Mentoring Project Update 6. Call for Nominations for Trustees 7.

Friday Announcements - 7 June 2019

7 June 2019 - 3:14pm
Friday Announcements - 7 June 2019 1. Tobii AB / Smartbox Assistive Technology Limited and Sensory Software International Ltd merger inquiry 2. AMAneo BTi 3. What Next? A user led event for AAC users who have left School and College News from CM: 4. Call for Nominations for Trustees 5. AAC

Friday Announcements - 31 May 2019

31 May 2019 - 8:29am
Friday Announcements - 31 May 2019 1. June’s Webinar line-up! 2. AAC London CEN News 3. Big Bang News from CM: 4. AAC Information Days - FREE to Attend in Belfast & Newcastle 5. CM2019 International AAC Conference - Register Now 6. Communication Matters AAC Awards 2019 - Send Us Your Nominations!

LAST CHANCE for SURVEY: The Role of an Occupational Therapist in an AAC service

31 May 2019 - 8:28am
Dear Occupational Therapists Thank you to those who have already completed my MSc research survey: The role of an occupational therapist in an AAC service. For those who are part way through or have yet to start, the survey will close on Friday 31st May 2019, midnight. After that any surveys not

Friday Announcements - 24 May 2019

24 May 2019 - 10:34am
Friday Announcements - 24 May 2019 1. Next Meeting of the AAC SIG - 20th June 2. Dame Hannah Rogers Trust- Specialised AAC Service are recruiting! 3. Speech and Language Therapist Job Opportunity! News from CM: 4. Communication Matters AAC Information Days - FREE to Attend! 5. CM2019 Internationa

Friday Announcements - 17 May 2019

17 May 2019 - 10:59am
Friday Announcements - 17 May 2019 1. Next Meeting of the AAC SIG - 20th June 2. AMAneo BTi is here! 3. NEW NOVA Chat 8 Active! 4. Participate in Occupational Therapist Research! 5. 2019 ATAAC Conference Invitation 6. New A3 communication books and big savings on low-tech AAC and access products!

Masters dissertation on communication aids

17 May 2019 - 8:23am
Hello, I am looking to speak to an AAC user with no speech who is highly dependent on communication aids to communicate in the UK for my masters dissertation. Please do get in touch @ bethpap...@gmail.com if you are able to help. Thank you! Bethany

AAC with children with lots of highly unintelligible speech

17 May 2019 - 8:15am
Dear all What references do you have for this topic? I have only found https://doi.org/10.1080/07434619712331277838 which while helpful it is old 1997 and does not really go young enough with regard to my client who is nearly 4. Any suggestions? We are going to try a VOCA but

WM AAC CEN theme of AAC in ITU and acute settings Wed 12.6.19 Malvern

10 May 2019 - 11:11am
Dear all I hope you will be interested in this event and share with others who might like to come Thank you Best Wishes Chris Sherlock Speech and Language Therapist Tel: 0121 466 3050 Internal: 63060 Mobile: Email: chris....@bhamcommunity.nhs.uk

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