Do you have experiences to share of using augmentative or alternative communication aids?


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Do you use a communication aid? Do you know someone who does? Then we want to hear about your experiences.

Communication Matters, the national charity for augmentative & alternative communication (AAC) in the UK, is asking people Parkinson’s Disease who use an electronic communication aid and their communication partners to complete an online survey. They would also like to hear from people who have used an aid in the past or who plan to use an aid in future. Examples of electronic communication aids are: Lightwriter, Dynavox, mobile devices or computers with communication software.

The survey is part of the AAC Evidence Base research project funded by the Big Lottery Fund. The researchers from the University of Sheffield want to find out about your experience of using an electronic communication aid and the services and support you’ve received. They also want to hear from family members and carers of people who use electronic communication aids.

The on-line survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and is confidential. It is hoped that information from the research will help inform people about use of AAC to support communication needs.

The survey link for people who use an electronic communication aid is:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AACEvidenceSurveypwuAAC

Or to complete the survey for family members and carers:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AACEvidenceSurveyCommunicationPartner

For more information on the research please go to the Communication Matters webpage: http://www.communicationmatters.org.uk/page/aac-evidence-base-project

Alexandra John
Research Associate
ScHARR
University of Sheffield
0114 222 2978
a.k.john@sheffield.ac.uk

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reposting the links to make them clickable

The survey link for people who use an electronic communication aid is:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AACEvidenceSurveypwuAAC

Or to complete the survey for family members and carers:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AACEvidenceSurveyCommunicationPartner

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