Due to the current climate with the COVID-19 situation, we have made the decision to postpone Communication Works South and North in May 2020. We will update everyone in due course.

Communication Works 2020

Save the dates: Thursday 14 and 21 May 2020, as we will be having two events – one in the North and South of England.

‘Levelling the playing field for all learners’


This year we are celebrating Assistive Technology (AT) in the South and North of England because the ACE Centre and New Bridge Academy will also be holding a Communication Works event in Oldham (North). At both events attendees can find out about how education and technology can work together through Assistive Technology, Communication Tools, Digital Strategies and Person-Centred Planning. There will be a diverse selection of AT companies showcasing and speaking about their products plus seminars* and a panel of AT users including youtube influencer Abdi Omar.

A key event to learn about the use of innovative technology to enable new independence in learning and communicating and assist with identifying the technology that can best suit the individual needs of our students. All part of the aims for the Governments EdTech Strategy in levelling the playing field for people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Guest Speaker: Toby Hewson, founder of JustDifferent | Toby founded JustDifferent in 2008. His primary work aim is to help people to understand disability and difference so that people can work and socialise together and participate fully in society.

Anna Reeves CEO ACE Centre, recently said in their January 2020 newsletter:

For over a decade, Communication Works (the education focused AT conference-expo) has been bringing together educational and communication insights, student-user experiences and the country’s largest ‘hands-on’ showcase of AT technology and equipment.

Celebrating the positive and empowering impact of AT, communication tools, digital strategies and creativity tech within education, it is hosted within a school with students playing the central role. Now, we’re helping to bring ‘Communication Works’ success and innovation to the North! We’re delighted to be partnering with CENMAC to stage Communication Works 2020.

Companies attending: Ability World, Ace Centre, Appwriter, Assistive Solutions, Brightsign Glove, CandLE, CENMAC*, Commtap, Cosmo by Filisia, Crick Software, Just Different, Humanware, Inclusive Technology, Kaz Type, iSandBox, LGfL, Liberator, Meru*, No Isolation, OhBot, Pcbyvoice, Readingwise, Rix Centre, Scanning Pens, Seeability, Sensory Guru, SmartboxAT, Speaks4me, Techess**, Tiimo*, TobiiDynavox and Widgit**

* Only at Communication South
** Only at Communication Works North

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