Friday Announcements – 29 July 2022

News from Communication Matters:
1. CM2022 International AAC Conference – Register Here
2. Glasgow AAC Information Day 2022 – Register Now
3. Communication Matters Office Closed Next Week
4. About Friday Announcements

 

1. CM2022 International AAC Conference – Register Here

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 exchange information with representatives from all disciplines associated with AAC, including AAC users, parents, personal assistants, professionals, and suppliers of AAC equipment.

Communication Matters encourages and supports AAC users to attend. Subsidised places for AAC users, PAs and family members still available! Please email admin@communicationmatters.org.uk.

Residential accommodation will be in modern student residences, which is at the centre of the pedestrianised campus. The transport links to Leeds are very good, with a nearby airport and train station.

Our Keynote Speakers are Richard Cave and Beth Moulam! Richard is a Speech and Language Therapist and PhD candidate at UCL. He currently works with the MND Association, providing training and practical support for communication technology and voice banking. Beth is a high-tech communication aid user who graduated from the University of York in Social Policy, and in 2021 she realised a lifelong dream to become a Paralympian, representing GB in Tokyo at boccia.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Sustainability’, with a ‘preloved’ fancy dress party, in an effort to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

A draft timetable for the conference is now available to download on this page. Please note this is only a draft and is still subject to change.

Register Now!

 

2. Glasgow AAC Information Day 2022 – Register Now

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 be an exhibition period where you can try out products.

Date: Wednesday 23rd November 2022
Venue: Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel, Beardmore Street, Clydebank, Glasgow, G81 4SA
Cost: FREE to attend! Lunch & refreshments are provided.

To find out which suppliers are attending, please visit our website by clicking on the links below:
> Read more about AAC Information Days
> Request a place on this AAC Information Day
Booking now open!

 

3. Communication Matters Office Closed Next Week

The Communication Matters Office will be closed from Monday 1st – Friday 5th August due to staff annual leave. We will re-open on Monday 8th August. Unfortunately, this means there will be no Friday Announcements next week. Please send any enquiries during this time to admin@communicationmatters.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible on re-opening. Thank you for your understanding.

 

4. About Friday Announcements

These ‘Friday Announcements’ comprise weekly product updates, upcoming courses and supplier news. Please email admin@communicationmatters.org.uk with the item you want to be included by Thursday at 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.


If you would like to receive these Friday Announcements to your email inbox each week, please subscribe to our AAC Forum or email admin@communicationmatters.org.uk.