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AAC

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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) relates to the communication devices and solutions designed for people with speech impairments and no verbal communication.

 

I am a part-time Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) user as someone who previously used a Lightwriter and now an iPad with a simple app called ‘SpeechAssistant’.

 

I also have many friends who are non-verbal or have speech impairments, and use a range of communication aids. 

 

I have also worked in the AAC field with a number of organisations including 1Voice, Communications Matters and Toby Churchill.

 

I have provided Toby Churchill with product evaluation services in relation to developing their Lightwriter

 

I also have coordinated an AAC research project within the Midlands funding by Department of Education.

 

I have presented a number of papers on various issues relating to AAC at Communications Matters conferences by myself, and with Patrick Bates

 

I have also presented on using a Lightwriter at ISAAC in Pittsburgh in 2012.

 

I believe it is important that everyone as the right and ability to communicate in a meaningful and accessible manner as a cornerstone to meeting other outcomes.

 

I can provide a range of consultancy and training services in terms of an user experience of AAC.