Augmentative and Alternative Communication

AAC Videos

Videos commissioned by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and created by CALL Scotland

Video 1: Ways to Communicate - an Introduction to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Description: This short ‘stickman’ video introduces AAC simply and accessibly.

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Downloadable versions of this video

  • Normal quality (.mp4, 12Mb)
    For viewing on laptops and desktop computers, and recommended for older computers or slower networks or broadband.
  • High quality (.mp4, 50Mb)
    For viewing in large rooms, i.e. with projectors, and recommended on newer, faster computers and connections.

Video 2: How many ways are there to communicate?

Description: This is a short video ‘collage’ showing a number of people using different forms of AAC.

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Downloadable versions of this video

  • Normal quality (.mp4, 11Mb)
    For viewing on laptops and desktop computers, and recommended for older computers or slower networks or broadband.
  • High quality (.mp4, 41Mb)
    For viewing in large rooms, i.e. with projectors, and recommended on newer, faster computers and connections.

YouTube videos created by others

Video 3: A Right to Communicate

Description: This great video was made by the Communication Friends Group in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland with the help of Equal Voices Arts and with funding from the Scottish ‘Right to Speak’ initiative.

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Video 4: Call Me Maybe - AAC

Description: A fun (and catchy!) video made by 2012 Edinburgh SLT Graduates to raise awareness of AAC.

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Video 5: Communication Matters

Description: An introduction to AAC and AAC users, made by UK charity Communication Matters.

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Video 6: Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Description: From Austria.

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Video 7: What was it like to be voiceless and use AAC for the day?

Description: 10 year old Emma talks about her experience of using an AAC device at school - thought-provoking!

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Video 8: Maya Finds Her Voice

Description: a unique AAC 'history' following a young girl's communication and AAC development from age 2 - 5 years.

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Video 9: Beth - What I like and dislike about using AAC

Description: AAC Role Model Beth Moulam says – "This is a few years old but I still feel the same about what I like and dislike about using Augmentative and Alternative equipment for communication."

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Video 10: Voice by Choice sketch by comedian Lee Ridley

Description: This is Lost Voice Guy's now famous 'speed dating scene', when all the participants turn out to have the same voice…

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