At Communication Matters we support and celebrate all forms of communication, the people who use communication aids, the professionals and families that support them and the companies that provide them.
As many of you know, at our annual conference we present two awards in memory of two inspiring individuals: Jamie Munro and Alan Martin. These awards not only serve to remember two valued members of our community, but they also highlight the achievements and influence of particular individuals through their work or artistic skills.
We know there are many more individuals, groups and companies who deserve to have their contribution to the world of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) celebrated. We want to champion their achievements.
We launched the first ever AAC Awards at the University of Leeds on Friday 11th October, 2019. Read more.
On Friday 26th March 2021 we should have been celebrating our second AAC Awards ceremony! Whilst we were sad that this event couldn’t happen due to the pandemic, we were very excited to be able to hold a special compact virtual AAC Awards event at the end of the CM2021 Conference on the evening of Friday 17th September 2021.
As this is a biennial celebration, 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.
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, but in the meantime, have a think about anyone who has demonstrated excellence in the AAC community and who you might like to nominate. It could be an AAC user, a family member or carer, or a professional or team of professionals who have supported you or helped to achieve the unachievable!
We can’t wait to celebrate all the successes!
AAC Awards 2023 – Nominations Now Open!
Calling all Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users, their families and friends, teachers, teaching assistants, therapists, clinical scientists, suppliers of AAC products and anyone interested in supporting the world of AAC… Come and join us for an evening of celebration and recognition at our AAC Awards evening. Hosted by Communication Matters at the University of Leeds on Friday 24th March 2023 from 5pm until late, featuring ten awards, drinks reception, dinner, entertainment, and dancing!
Could you be recognised for brilliant skills in art, drama, poetry, dance? Do you know a teacher, therapist or parent who deserves recognition for their commitment to AAC? Do you attend a group, school or club that supports AAC users in a unique way? Do you know someone who has demonstrated excellence in the AAC community? It could be an AAC user, a family member or carer, or a professional or team of professionals who have supported you or helped to achieve the unachievable!
To nominate an individual or group, or yourself or your organisation, for one of the awards, please complete our online nomination form here. The closing date for nominations is now 31st January 2023.
AAC Awards 2023 – Register now!
Nominations have now closed. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted a nomination form. We are delighted to have received almost 60 submissions which is the highest number to date – the judging panel will certainly have their work cut out!
Now is the time to book your tickets for this fantastic event if you haven’t already. For anyone interested in supporting the world of AAC, come and join us for an evening of celebration and recognition at our AAC Awards evening. The ten awards identify inspiring people, contribution to the arts, innovation, impact, creativity, inclusivity, research, projects, understanding, community, making a difference, access, and all-round excellence across the field of AAC – we can’t wait to celebrate everyone’s achievements!
Hosted by Communication Matters at the University of Leeds on Friday 24th March from 5pm until late, featuring a drinks reception, the awards presentations, then a delightful 3-course dinner, followed by entertainment in the form of the brilliant Sign Out Loud and Lost Voice Guy, and finishing with lots of dancing of course!