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Friday Announcements – 10 September 2021

1. Smartbox launch Grid Pad 10s 2. Calling on multilingual AAC users with MND 3. Multi-Language feature in Predictable 4. Autism Parenting Magazine 5. CALL Scotland FREE Wednesday Webinar 6. The PMLD Conference 7. Ability World announces new Carry Bag for iPad 10.2” and Two-sided Communication/Choice Boards News from Communication Matters: 8. CM2021 International AAC […]

Communication Matters AAC Awards 2021 – Nominations Now Open!

It may have been a strange year, but we still have reasons to celebrate! We are delighted to be able to open nominations for the AAC Awards 2021. They will be held remotely on the evening of Friday 17th September 2021 to close our virtual Communication Matters AAC Conference and hope to bring together all […]

Call for Trustees 2021

The time has come again to request nominations for Trustees to serve a term in the life of Communication Matters. The role of a Trustee demands stamina, commitment and a good skill mix, but it’s also stimulating, enlightening and very rewarding! This year there will be a handful of vacant places to be filled and […]

A Story from one AAC User about our Fully Funded Learning & Development Opportunities

“During the global COVID pandemic, from May to October 2020, whilst in the national lockdown, I completed the NCFE Level 2 in Employability Skills. The funding for this course came from the National Lottery, and was given to Communication Matters. Creativity in Practice delivered the Employability Skills training. Communication Matters is a UK-wide organisation that […]

Communication Matters AAC Awards 2021 – Save the Date!

Today we should have been celebrating our second AAC Awards ceremony! Whilst we are sad that this event can’t happen due to the pandemic, we are very excited to announce that we will be able to hold a special compact AAC Awards event virtually at the end of the CM2021 Conference on the evening of […]

Easy Read Consent Form

A free to use, easy read consent form, for service users to consent to pictures, videos and audio recordings of themselves. It’s simple to use, with space to tweak and personalise with headers and logos to individual services. This was a popular topic on the Communication Matters AAC Forum in January 2021, with particular reference […]

CM2021 International AAC Conference – Call for Papers

You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters 2021 International AAC Conference. The CM2021 conference will take place virtually from Monday 13th – Friday 17th September 2021. We are still accepting abstracts in the usual way and would be delighted to receive them! We have based our topic areas on the three aspects of […]

FREE Supplier Presentations from The CM Sessions

The CM Sessions were a great month of virtual presentations raising awareness of AAC and included a real mix of academic and social sessions. The AAC supplier companies who took part in The CM Sessions have kindly agreed to make their presentations publicly available. We are pleased to announce that these are now freely available […]

Communication Access UK Launch

On 12th November, Communication Matters, the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and partner organisations launched the Communication Access Symbol and e-learning for businesses. This will improve support for 14-million people in the UK with communication difficulties. To find out more, follow this link: www.communication-access.co.uk and look out for social media updates via the […]

🎈Communication Matters Virtual Balloon Race 🎈

We are holding a virtual balloon race to help raise awareness of AAC & raise vital funds for the charity – a first for CM! The balloons cost £3 each and you can pay by PayPal or credit/debit card. You can pick your favourite colour balloon and add a personal message if you wish. Please […]

Message to CM friends from the Events Team at University of Leeds

From Anthony Lowe, MEETinLEEDS: To All our friends at Communication Matters, This photograph was taken especially for you showing Parkinson lit up in yellow on a day that should have been CM2020. The team here at Leeds wanted me to write to you to let you know that we hope it will not be long […]