About Us

This website has been developed on behalf of NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to support a campaign aimed at helping people to understand the needs of individuals who may have difficulties as a result of impaired or no speech and who use Augmentative and Alternative communication (AAC).  The campaign is entitled “Now hear me: It’s my right to speak” and is targeted at professionals in areas such as health, social care, social work and education but is equally relevant to the wider community across Scotland including shops, banks, public transport operators and leisure services.

The site is a gateway to information and advice, ranging from a basic video introduction through to a set of e-learning modules that will help everybody to better understand AAC.  For the first time in Scotland, it provides easy access to essential resources for all those with an interest in AAC, including those who use it.  Other elements of the campaign include online advertising and direct communication to a wide range of Scottish public services such as health boards and local authorities.

Media contacts:

Mary-Jo O’Brien, Corporate Communications, NES, 0131 656 3213 maryjo.obrien@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Stewart Argo, Weber Shandwick, 0131 556 6649, sargo@webershandwick.com

Project contact:

AAC@nes.scot.nhs.uk