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  • ACE Centre transition arrangements to provide NHS England commissioned specialised AAC services

    ACE Centre is delighted to have been identified by NHS England as the specialised AAC service for the North West and Wessex and Thames Valley specialised commissioning regions. Thirteen services in total will be commissioned across the country and will be required to be compliant with the Service Specification in order to deliver specialised AAC assessments, AAC equipment provision and initial training and awareness raising for children and adults who meet the eligibility criteria in the service...

  • Looking for volunteer to help with fundraising

    We are looking for a volunteer for 4 hours a week to support our fundraiser in our office in Cassington, near Oxford. Our volunteer fundraiser will help us with fundraising administration, research local/national funding opportunities and support fundraising approaches. For further information please download the job description ACE Centre Fundraising Admin Volunteer.

  • ISAAC 2014 - 372 - Eye Gaze Technology (EGT): considerations for writing and implications for interface design

    Recently some of the team presented at ISAAC in Lisbon on the subject of Eye Gaze Technology and how individuals learn to the use the equipment successfully alongside literacy development - discussing the challenges and thoughts about how the interface needs to be designed. The full details can be found below.  Short Abstract: Eyegaze technology has been revolutionary to allow numerous individuals to communicate with a level of ease and simplicity that was previously not possible. As an acc...

  • Implementing the SEND reforms: Joint commissioning for children and young people with SLCN- report available now

    The Communication Trust, as secretariat to The Communication Council and in partnership with Better Communication CIC, has published a free online report on joint commissioning for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).  The report aims to provide readers with practical information regarding commissioning for SLCN services within the context of implementing the SEND reforms.    

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The ability to communicate is fundamental to a basic quality of life, yet for many people effective communication is difficult because of a physical impairment, language disorder or learning disability. We work with people of all ages who face such challenges.

We're experts in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) and Assistive Technology (AT), with core specialist services that include:

We also carry out project and consultancy work for local and central statutory services. For more information on what we do and how we work you can see a video on our work here

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