AAC Awareness

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The ripple effect

First, there was Stephen Hawking, the physicist. Then came Lee Ridley, comedian, also known as ‘Lost Voice Guy’. Now we have Rob Burrow, an ex-rugby league professional and an advocate...

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The AAC Connection

Back in September 2023 a friend, Joanna Holmes (aka MummyvsAAC) and I got together to speak at the annual Communication Matters conference in Leeds.  We had met at the 2022...

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Beth Moulam at the Disability Power 100 2023 Awards in the top 10 Community Advocate category. #demand the change.

Disability Power 100

I was chuffed to make it into the Disability Power 100.  This is the annual list of the most influential disabled people in the UK. It was such an honour...

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Happy new AACademic year 2023. the 0 is a globe held in the air with a teachers hat on top. The background is dark green and the writing white chalk.

AACademic New Year

September in England marks the return to school, colleges and higher educational establishments for a new academic year. It might feel daunting to have an AAC user in your sessions. ...

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Beth Moulam using Mac, TD Pilot and Proloquo4Text

AI for speech

There’s been a lot in the press and on social media in recent months about AI for speech. It seems artificial intelligence, might offer benefits for many people with communication...

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UNCRPD committee Geneva

What gets measured gets done

On Monday 6 March 2023, Jacob Matthew (Australia) and I had the opportunity to address the 288h UNCRPD committee on communication rights.  We were privileged to once more be representing...

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Beth Moulam ABC or A to Z of AAC. Lived experiences thoughts, views and opinions

A to Z of AAC

I'd been toying with the idea of an A to Z of AAC for months.  Suddenly October seemed the right time to share my thoughts as it was international AAC...

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Beth Moulam holding stylus to direct input to communicate using AAC. Woman using AAC wearing glasses and sporting white sports top.

Direct input to communicate using AAC

Being given all the tools to communicate is brilliant.  However, being human there are sometimes unexpected physical and environmental factors that impact our output. Occasionally however hard I try I...

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Using AAC at home. Courtyard garden with planting

Using AAC at home

Using AAC at home and in the wider community has to be a real goal in my mind.  Schools are reactive environments for many children who use AAC, answering questions...

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