Every year we hold Communication Works in the spring or summer term. This exhibition and seminar day aims to promote awareness and allows visitors to find out about assistive technology.
Communication Works began in 2008 and we have had many great speakers and companies share their knowledge with us, as well as students, families and professionals gain a lot from the day.
Previous Guest Speakers at Communication Works
Kate Caryer: Founding member of the Unspoken Project CIC, she is an AAC user and has a BA Hons in Performing Arts: Community Development and an MA in Disability Studies and Special Education from the University of Leeds.
Lee Ridley AKA Lost Voice Guy can’t talk but isn’t silent.
He is (probably) the first stand up comedian to use a communication aid. He won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014.
Tom Griffiths works as a Healthcare Scientist in the Augmentative Communication Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital, one of NHS England’s identified Specialist Services for complex AAC provision.
Mark Rowland is a musician who has achieved a high profile from his work with ex-Squeeze keyboardist and TV personality Jools Holland.
Mark currently helps to plan and run Drake workshops, as well as writing reports and doing any programming that is needed.
Kim Bates, The Wolfson Neurodisability Service, spoke about the provisions of communication aids within the London area.
Anna Reeves, Ace Centre Manager and Gary Derwent, Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability