Jamie Munro was the Information Director at Inclusive Technology. He presented at many CM Roadshows and Conferences and was a leading figure in the field of Assistive Technology; his work had an impact on the lives of many.
The CM Supplier members were keen that Jamie was remembered each year at the CM Conference.
The inaugural Jamie Munro Inspiration Award was presented at CM2017 by Martin Littler, Chairman and CEO of Inclusive Technology to Helen Dixon, a Speech & Language Therapist from Cumbria acknowledging her ongoing work in the field of AAC.
Who can make a nomination?
Anyone who uses AAC or who works in the field of AAC.
Who can you nominate?
Nominees will be someone who is inspirational in the world of AAC. This could be an AAC user, inventor, therapist, designer, teacher, supplier... anyone who is inspirational to you.
How do you nominate?
Submissions, ideally by video clip or photo montage (maximum three minutes), telling us how and why your nominee has inspired you.
Where do you send your nomination?
To the CM Office email@example.com with the subject 'Jamie Munro Award Nomination'. Please also confirm in the email if the nominee will be attending conference. (Note: Your video will be disposed of immediately following the conference.)
When do you send your nomination?
From now until 31st July 2018. We look forward to receiving your nominations!
A short-list of 3 people will be drawn up by the Trustees from Communication Matters. We will aim to inform you if your nominee is short-listed or not by 31st August. We will not contact the nominee at any stage without your permission.
If your nomination makes the short-list, your video/photo montage will be shown at the Communication Matters Conference on Sunday 9th September. Associate Members will then be given the opportunity to make their choice. The award will be presented following the Annual Meeting.
So far the award has been presented to:
2017 - Helen Dixon - specialist AAC SALT in Cumbria, for her tireless and longstanding work, both in her professional, and particularly in her own time, to promote and support AAC use, in all its forms.
2018 - Janet Scott - for all the things she has done in her career working in AAC in Scotland, the UK and wider afield. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for AAC had a huge impact and it is clear that her work has impacted on the lives of many.