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Friday Announcements - 9 November 2018

Submitted by Manager on 23 February 2018 - 12:24pm

Friday Announcements - 9 November 2018

1. Free Claro Software Webinar

News from CM:
2. AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day
3. CM Christmas Cards for Sale!
4. London CM Roadshow
5. Sarah Ezekiel Prints for Sale!
6. About Friday Announcements

1. Free Claro Software Webinar

From Claro Software Ltd:

Our next free webinar is on Thursday 22nd November 2018 at 10am (GMT). This month Mary will be focusing on:

ClaroAudio Note
Claro AudioNote makes it easy to listen back to any recording, from one made on a dedicated recording device to one made on a 'phone.

ClaroIdeas is a mind mapping and idea capture program that helps with research, planning, outlining, studying and presenting.

ClaroCapture can collect text, audio and images from any document or web page, grouping it as a project file.

Click on this link to register an interest. If you are unable to join us live or would like to view previous webinars, please visit

2. AAC & Literacy Best Practice Study Day

Date: Thursday, 2 May 2019
Venue: Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, Fife, KY11 8DY

Communication Matters, in collaboration with Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland, is delighted to present the third in a series of AAC and Literacy Study Days. The aim of these Study Days is to improve the literacy learning of students who have complex communication needs, particularly those who use AAC.

This Study Day will approach literacy learning from the context of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence with the principle that literacy is fundamental to all areas of learning. Topics will range from early and emergent skills, to using accessible books, through exploration of inclusive literacy approaches. There will be opportunities for collaborative learning and sharing of knowledge and experiences. There will be a range of session formats including a mixture of speaker sessions and hands-on practical sessions with resources.

Who is the study day aimed at?
The whole team!

  • Parents and other family members
  • Staff from both mainstream schools and specialist provision
  • Health professionals including Speech and Language Therapists

Keynote Speaker: Maureen Donnelly

Costs: £65 for CM members, £75 for non-members and £40 for family members of AAC users

Visit our website for further details.

3. CM Christmas Cards for Sale!

Buy your Christmas cards early! This year's Communication Matters Christmas Cards are now available for sale! You can buy a pack of 5 for £3.

Please email your orders to

4. London CM Roadshow

Find out about exciting new products from a variety of suppliers! Don't forget you must book a place. The roadshow you can currently book a place on is:

  • London - Wed 21 November

To find out which suppliers are attending and to book, visit our website by clicking on the links below:

Read more about Roadshows
Request a place on a Roadshow

If you are having trouble booking a place on a Roadshow, please contact the CM office on 0113 343 1533.

5. Sarah Ezekiel Prints for Sale

We have these two lovely prints for sale from eye-gaze artist Sarah Ezekiel, costing just £15 each!

If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact Rita Haspel at

6. About Friday Announcements

These 'Friday Announcements' comprise weekly product updates, upcoming courses and supplier news.

Please email the item you want to be included by Thursday 5pm - no more than 200 words (one entry per organisation per week) - and include contact email and/or link so readers can find out further information - no file attachments please. Communication Matters will review, collate and post suitable submissions.