Sharing ways IT overcomescommunication disabilities

Welcome to AACT & AACT4Children

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

How We Work

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.

Latest News

These are our latest pieces of news about AACT, AACT4Children and our work.
Click on any of them to view more information.

The METEC Special Needs Research & Development Unit

The METEC Special Needs Research & Development Unit

The Research & Development Unit wants to undertake relevant & essential worldwide research programmes concerning medicine, disability, cybernetics, technology and education

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DEAL (Digital Education & Assisted Learning)

DEAL (Digital Education & Assisted Learning)

Ken Carter provides a brief overview of the latest research study based on experiences of students in higher education.

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The Technology Revolution and Deafness - A Future Book For All Seasons

The Technology Revolution and Deafness - A Future Book For All Seasons

Ken Carter provides an overview of a book project still to be completed in BATOD Magazine

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Outstanding Contribution to Deaf Education: Professor Harold Silver

Outstanding Contribution to Deaf Education: Professor Harold Silver

Ken Carter shares an obituary tribute to Professor Harold Silver in BATOD Magazine

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The Pam and Harold Silver Memorial Fund

The Pam and Harold Silver Memorial Fund

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.

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A Celebration of Professor Harold Silver's Life

A Celebration of Professor Harold Silver's Life

His inspiration & innovation were responsible for helping Deafax to be established and subsequently Decibels, AACT, EASiTEC, Deaf Aspirations, Ability2Access, Specialkidz International & GOALS4LIFE.

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The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Special Needs

The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Special Needs

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.

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Charities Helping Deaf Children With Technology Challenge

Charities Helping Deaf Children With Technology Challenge

Our six month study alongside Deaf Aspirations has been featured in the Henley Standard

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Important appeal: Computers for Deaf Youngsters

Important appeal: Computers for Deaf Youngsters

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.

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Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies

Mental Health Wellbeing for Deaf Young People through Digital Technologies

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).

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New Project funded by Government & National Lottery

New Project funded by Government & National Lottery

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”

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METEC Coronavirus Appeal

METEC Coronavirus Appeal

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.

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Great News for Ken Carter, Helen Lansdown & Deborah Flory

Great News for Ken Carter, Helen Lansdown & Deborah Flory

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 Students

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Report: What are the latest global charity technology trends?

Report: What are the latest global charity technology trends?

A positive picture for charities, which are making more and better use of social media to raise money and awareness.

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i-Muse Project

i-Muse Project

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.

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AACT Loans iPad to 4th School

AACT Loans iPad to 4th School

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.

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iPads for Schools

iPads for Schools

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.

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Communicating via Video

Communicating via Video

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.

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