AAC and Assistive Technology

listen to meListen to Me

A 1 Voice teenage production.  My friends and I made this in 2006 to share with people how we would like to be communicated with. I can’t believe how young we all looked.



How professionals can help young people who use AAC

This was my dress rehearsal for the 1 Voice Presentation at the Communication Matters conference in September 2008.  I was asked to speak about how professionals can help young people who use AAC.


P1060074The importance of role models

I am lucky to have had role models who use AAC since I was around 8 years old. Mostly they have been people I met at 1 Voice and then at the ISAAC conferences in Dusseldorf in 2006 and Montreal in 2007.  Toby was my first AAC role model and in 2006 I nominated him for the BT ChildLine Superhero Award which he won. This is what I said about him at the time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZj6so6Ryi0


‘The Truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, labelled?’

I sometimes think I’m labelled as a high tech communication aid, but in reality I use lots of different ways to communicate. This short vid shows the ways I actually communicate.

How I communicate