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Friday Announcements – 19 August 2022

1. Looking for Research Participants for a Study on Multilingual AAC Use 2. Grants Available from Independence at Home 3. Presentation to UNCRPD Committee on Communication Rights 4. AAC Technical Officer – Cornwall Council, Vacancy News from Communication Matters: 5. CM2022 International AAC Conference – Register Here – 3 weeks to go! 6. Glasgow AAC […]

Glasgow AAC Information Day 2022

This AAC Information Day is a product demonstration day supported and presented by our Commercial Members from the UK’s leading suppliers of communication aids, equipment, software and symbol systems. The day consists of five sessions which provide information and offer up-to-date knowledge on the range of AAC products available in the UK. There will also […]

AAC Awards 2023 – Save the Date!

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to Leeds for the AAC Awards in 2023, which will tie in with the city’s celebrations of culture. The date is now set! Friday 24th March 2023. Please get the date in your diaries now! We will be announcing the AAC Awards categories and more details soon, […]

Call for Trustees 2022

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 are four vacant places to be filled and the opportunity of […]

CM2022 International AAC Conference – Theme Revealed!

We are pleased to announce the theme for this year’s conference is ‘Sustainability’! Communication Matters aims to become more environmentally friendly and support the University of Leeds sustainability commitments including tackling the climate crisis by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, removing single use plastic in line with the #2023PlasticFree pledge and being a positive partner in […]

New Study Day – Registration now Open!

Becoming an Aided Communicator (BAC) Study Day – Theory, Methods, Findings and Practical Implications When? Tuesday 21st June 2022, 10am to 4pm (registration at 9.30am) Where? University of Leeds or Zoom Who? An international team, led by Prof. Stephen von Tetzchner, University of Oslo, Norway The focus of this Study Day is on the language […]

Ukrainian AAC Resources

Our 1/4/22 Friday Announcements included this request from Communication Matters: “Ukrainian AAC Resources – A request from a CM Member: We would be pleased to hear from anyone who has any AAC resources in the Ukrainian language that we can share on our website to help assist people who need AAC who have just arrived […]

CM2022 International AAC Conference – Registration now Open!

The Communication Matters International AAC Conference will take place at the University of Leeds from 11th – 13th September 2022. Over the course of two and a half days, participants will enjoy a diverse programme of keynotes, plenaries, presentations, posters and talks from AAC supplier companies. The conference provides a unique forum to meet and […]

CM2022 International AAC Conference – Call for Papers

You are invited to contribute to the Communication Matters 2022 International AAC Conference (11-13 September, University of Leeds). We have based our topic areas on the three aspects of evidence-based practice which constitute improved outcomes for all. These aspects are: Best Research Evidence: Papers submitted under this heading are carried out by independent organisations such […]

Communication Matters AAC Exhibition Day – Register Now!

Monday 28th March 2022 11:00-16:00 The Edge Exhibition Centre, Willow Terrace Road, Leeds, LS2 9JT Communication Matters is pleased to announce the opportunity to meet in person suppliers of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) products and related services. The world of AAC is constantly changing – new software and technology, new strategies, new evidence about […]

Communication Matters AAC User Focus Group

The group acts as a focus group for Communication Matters (CM) and is a vehicle to hear the views of AAC users on CM and its activities and actions. This group is also undertaking some work on behalf of CM led by AAC users, for example, fundraising activities. This group is more suited for older […]

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