AACT stands for Access-Ability Communications Technology.
Our mission is to enable Information Technology to be used to help children, young people and adults with communication disabilities and to promote the wider understanding of such disabilities.
Our vision is of a world where everyone including children can communicate freely with each other, regardless of disabilities.
AACT and AACT4Children are promoting & working towards developing an AACT4Children International programme
We raise funds, coordinate expert consultants and volunteers, run projects and work with other organisations that embrace innovative technologies, encouraging people with communications disabilities and their supporters to try new ways of communicating.
These are our latest pieces of news about AACT, AACT4Children and our work.
Click on any of them to view more information.
Ken Carter shares an obituary tribute to Professor Harold Silver in BATOD MagazineRead More
The principal beneficiaries of the estate of Pam & Harold Silver namely Vicki & Claire Silver have established a special Memorial Fund to further the outstanding work of their parents.Read More
His inspiration & innovation were responsible for helping Deafax to be established and subsequently Decibels, AACT, EASiTEC, Deaf Aspirations, Ability2Access, Specialkidz International & GOALS4LIFE.Read More
Artificial Intelligence has incredible potential to revolutionise almost every aspect of our daily lives, ranging from simple decision making to curing diseases, from making predictions to helping to solve global warming. Perhaps most importantly for METEC, it also presents a huge opportunity to support those with disabilities or special needs.Read More
Our six month study alongside Deaf Aspirations has been featured in the Henley StandardRead More
We are determined to make sure that all deaf youngsters have the best possible access to Online Learning from home and at school. Please click through to read more about this important campaign appeal.Read More
This is the report for our six month project "Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies" which was funded by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (HM Government & The National Lottery Community Fund).Read More
Coronavirus Community Support Fund (HM Government & The National Lottery Community Fund) agree to support AACT & Deaf Aspirations with a grant for six months with their project entitled “Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies”Read More
We are determined to fight on and publicise the excellent work we are achieving with deaf and disabled children, young people and adults, both nationally and internationally.Read More
GOALS4LIFE, DEAFAX & AACT have become partners with the UNIVERSITY OF READING in a major Leverhulme funded research & development project entitled: Access and Higher Education: Inclusive Online Learning for Deaf StudentsRead More
A positive picture for charities, which are making more and better use of social media to raise money and awareness.Read More
The iMuse programme aims to enable everyone to increase their enjoyment of, learn from and interact with museums, galleries and similar public spaces through the use of technology.Read More
We have just loaned an iPad to The Piggott School - a mixed comprehensive school which caters for a wide spectrum of ability/disability. This is the fourth school we've loaned iPads to, and it's the first time we've loaned an iPad to a mainstream school. The aim is to try it out particularly in a Library context to help access.Read More
An outcome from the Video for Communication project, iPads have been loaned to three special schools and another mainstream school with special educational needs pupils.Read More
Ken, our Founder, and four young adult volunteers worked with two special schools to train pupils and their supporters in the use of computer-aided video communication to help them build confidence in communication.Read More
AACT was a partner, alongside the Museum of English Rural Life and Reading Voluntary Action, in this small pilot supported by an RSA Fellowship scheme.Read More
The aim of the AACT SEED Project was to document what ICT is recommended by major charities and related organisations, and to bring this information together all in one place so that it can be easily accessed by parents, carers and those suffering from communications disabilities.Read More