With a curricular background in Rehabilitation Engineering in Portugal, I had my first professional experience with the disabilities world during my university internship in a Hospital. I was part of the multidisciplinary team in a specialised service for children with complex needs. Following this internship, I had a key role in managing a local assistive technology loan service, mainly dedicated to posture and mobility for all age groups.
The opportunity to dive into this professional adventure in the UK and work more closely with communication aids arose, and I joined this magnificent team at the Ace Centre in 2017. Being involved with AAC means putting all sorts of technology together, involving some of my main areas of interest, as bio-signals and 3D printing, to achieve communication freedom. My main role at Ace Centre is mounting communication aids. I also work with the team to add an engineering perspective for access methods and share ideas to develop bespoke solutions to best suit people’s needs.