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Terry
11th March 2016, 11:32
Communication Matters are running a free road show which gives you the chance to meet the suppliers and see the latest communication aid equipment.

I plan to go to one in Cambridge on the 30th June. Exhibitors there include:-

Abilia Toby Churchill Ltd
Ability World Ltd
Assistive Control Ltd
Crick Software Ltd
Inclusive Technology Ltd
Liberator Ltd
Sensory Guru Ltd
Smartbox Assistive Technology Ltd
Techcess Ltd
Tobii Dynavox Ltd
Widgit Software Ltd

Here is what they have written on the website about the day -

Learn all about the latest developments in AAC products, direct from many of the UK's leading suppliers.

These are product demonstration days supported and presented by our Commercial Members from the UK's leading suppliers of communication aids, equipment, software and symbol systems. Each day consists of five sessions which provide information and offer up-to-date knowledge on the range of AAC products available in the UK. There is an exhibition period when delegates can try out products (there is no opportunity for hands-on during the presentation sessions).

These full-day events (9am to 4pm) are open to people who use AAC (16+), parents, carers and professionals alike.

The Road Shows are free of charge to attend, but you must book a place in advance via our Roadshows Diary.

People who have benefited from the Roadshows include:

•People who use AAC, parents, carers and professionals new to the field of AAC and voice output technology
•Professionals specialising in this field who want to update their knowledge (counts towards Continuing Professional Development points) – technology changes fast!
•Everyone with an interest in communication technology
•Anyone who works with children or adults with severe speech, language or communication difficulties and are in need of some special support with communication

I think it could be a chance for MND people who are using AAC or going to need it to attend. They have them all over the country so there is one for most areas.

Love Terry

UKWEBLINK
11th March 2016, 12:17
Hi Terry
Thanks for the info. It certainly is a great opportunity to find out about the latest in AAC.

Dan

Katrina36
11th March 2016, 12:43
Hi Terry, are they up my way?. Kitty x

Ellie
11th March 2016, 14:44
Hiya Kats,

This is the link for the AAC Roadshow venues & dates.

http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/road-shows-diary

Glasgow is only Scottish roadshow.

x

Katrina36
11th March 2016, 22:08
Hi Ellie.. Thanks for the link, it might be worth nipping down to Glasgow too see what it's about :).. Kat x

Jan
11th March 2016, 22:47
Thanks Ellie, I see there is one 5 minutes drive away from where I live on the 18 April

Reta
12th March 2016, 05:16
Thanks Ellie, I see there is one 5 minutes drive away from where I live on the 18 April

Looks good Jan

Terry
13th June 2016, 22:22
Hi;

I just confirmed that I'm going to the day at Cambridge on the 30th June. If you are thinking of going book before Thursday and let me know so that we can meet.

Jan; did you manage to go to the one your way?

Love Terry

Barry52
13th June 2016, 22:30
Hi Terry,

As I have always wanted to put a face to the name I will attend the Cambridge seminar. Wear your TC outfit so I will recognise you.

Love Barry

Terry
13th June 2016, 22:37
Are you really going Barry;

That will be great to meet you, I always dress that way so you will probably recognise me. If you would have said that we will meet in four years when we both joined the forum, WELL.

Bring me a bottle.

Love Terry

Barry52
14th June 2016, 08:46
Are you really going Barry;

That will be great to meet you, I always dress that way so you will probably recognise me. If you would have said that we will meet in four years when we both joined the forum, WELL.

Bring me a bottle.

Love Terry

Yes I am really going Terry. I registered last night. Can't resist a free meal. I have met a few of our members over the last 4 years at various seminars but you have been noticeably absent.

Why do you need a bottle, is it to pee in lol?

White, red or pink?

Love Barry

Terry
14th June 2016, 11:10
Red please;

I tend to go to the Cambridge and Essex ones. My wife does not like to go so I try to get other people to take me.

This time it will be my granddad, R.

The big disabled shows are good to go to as well.

Hay, how will I recognise you, perhaps a big red rose.

Love Terry

Barry52
14th June 2016, 20:53
Ditto Terry, my wife finds it boring and she wants me to be independent so whilst I'm still driving I will make the effort. I will wear a shirt that really stands out as I normally do.

Red it is (not the shirt but the wine) speaking of which I'm just about to pour a glass. Cheers or salute as they say here in Italy.

Love Barry

Terry
14th June 2016, 21:15
Well done Barry, cheers.

Terry
29th June 2016, 11:20
See you tomorrow Barry and maybe others;

I am in a standup wheelchair and am quite tall, I will be with my Granddad, he has white hair, (not his??) and is over six foot tall.

Love Terry

Ellie
29th June 2016, 12:05
I shall expect lots of interesting info over the coming days!

Hope it's worthwhile xx.

Terry
29th June 2016, 12:13
you can hope or even expect Chimp;

doesn't mean your'll get.

I hope it's interesting too.

Love, The Cat

Barry52
29th June 2016, 14:12
Hi Terry,

I have selected a nice vintage wine for you and look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Ellie

If the cat doesn't share his learning from the show then I'm your man xx.

Ellie
29th June 2016, 16:47
Nice one Baz :)

Terry
29th June 2016, 17:42
You will have too get your loyalties sorted out Barry or we're just going to come to blows or scratches;

Don't give way to those lovely eyes, she's just a chimp.

Love The Cat

Jan
29th June 2016, 21:13
Hi;

I just confirmed that I'm going to the day at Cambridge on the 30th June. If you are thinking of going book before Thursday and let me know so that we can meet.

Jan; did you manage to go to the one your way?

Love Terry


Hi Terry, unfortunately did not make it sadly

Terry
30th June 2016, 20:31
Just a word of warning, don't do interned dating;

Barry looks no where as good as his photo, plenty of photoshop work done.

It was a good day and so nice to meet such a nice man as Barry. I learnt quite a bit and hopefully I'll write it down tomorrow but I have to do a presentation at the hospice tomorrow with 4 ten year old school girls and I have not written the introduction yet.

I will be in tears and so will most of the 15 kids if they see me. I hate goodbyes and kindness or sympathy. Still it clears the tubes.

Love Terry

Barry52
30th June 2016, 23:10
Lots of hi tech communication kit mostly based on windows operating systems. Most of the delegates were NHS speech therapists and hopefully their bosses will finance the equipment when patients need it. What I did learn was that voices banked with modeltalker like mine are available in a windows format or iOS (Apple).

It was a pleasure to finally meet Terry although he could have made an effort and shaved for the occasion. His companion Richard is a charming fellow, much nicer than Terry lol. I do hope we can meet again at one of these seminars or an MNDA session.

Love and best wishes to all.

Barry

Ellie
1st July 2016, 17:10
Thanks for the update Barry.

Did you try anything that particularly impressed you?

Terry isn't nice when he shaves.


693


Ellie x

I am obviously very busy this afternoon :D

Terry
1st July 2016, 17:39
meow ;)

Barry52
2nd July 2016, 12:57
Nice one Ellie.

I was impressed with how much the I gaze equipment has developed in the space of 2or3 years. Smaller, lighter and accurate. Whilst I don't need this equipment yet it is good to know what's out there. I was also impressed with the amplifier units as most text to speech systems have poor volume levels. If anyone wants more details then please pm me and I will reply.

Barry

Ellie
2nd July 2016, 13:41
Yes, eye gaze is now really accurate. Advances in this hardware totally driven by gaming, but I'm grateful :)

ccinjersey
2nd July 2016, 13:53
That's great you were both able to meet.

Our Cat does need his fur though Barry, Ellie is right could you just imagine how much meaner he would be without it (especially to me..ugh)

:) xox

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