Links

Links to Other AAC-related Web Sites

Scotland

  • CALL Scotland – specialises in Augmentative and Alternative Communication and Assistive Technologies for people with disabilities, particularly in education.
  • FACCT – Fife Assessment Centre for Communication through Technology provides a Fife-wide service to children and adults whose communication ability is limited.
  • Keycomm – provides a multi-disciplinary service for people with communication difficulties in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
  • TASSCC – provides a service for children with communication or learning difficulties, which can be helped by using computer technology.
  • AAC Scotland – online learning module, videos, posters and other free resources to raise awareness of AAC in Scotland and throughout the world.
  • Now Hear Me – provides signposting information for public, people who use AAC and people who have a work role related to AAC in Scotland.
  • NHS Education for Scotland – hosts IPAACKS: Informing and Profiling Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Knowledge and Skills. IPAACKS provides a framework for workers in health, education, social care, and the voluntary and independent sectors to identify their learning and development needs in relation to AAC.
  • Personal Communication Passports – A person-centred booklet for those who cannot easily speak for themselves, providing a way of making sense of formal assessment information and recording the important things about a person.
  • Talking Mats – an established communication tool, developed at the University of Stirling, which uses a mat with symbols attached as the basis for communication.
  • The Scottish Voice – Scottish computer voices for students and other organisations in Scotland. Can be used with most Windows-based communication aids.
  • Dundee AAC Research Group – information on current research projects and on Msc course in AAC at University of Dundee.

United Kingdom

  • Communication Matters – UK-wide organisation committed to supporting people of all ages who find communication difficult because they have little or no clear speech. The site has links to services, suppliers and information resources.
  • ACE Centre – experts in AAC and assistive technology, with core specialist services including assessment, training, equipment loans and resources.
  • Speech Bubble – searchable database with information on nearly every communication aid available in the UK.
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