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  • Promotion

    Posted on January 27, 2016

    The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria (UP) would like to congratulate Dr Shakila Dada on her recent promotion to Associate Professor. Her research and publications concern augmentative and alternative communication interventions with a...

  • Blissymbolics – international recognition for graduate from Centre for AAC

    Posted on December 04, 2015

    Mrs Louisa Alberts, a former BA Hons (AAC) graduate from the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) and a teacher from Platorand School in Belfast, Mpumalanga started to teach Blissymbolics to learners in her class who struggled to read and write.

  • Augmentative and alternative communication: Empowering people with disabilities

    Posted on November 30, 2015

    The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at UP plays an important role in addressing communication difficulties encountered by individuals with physical challenges or persons with disabilities.

  • Dr Kerstin Tönsing obtains Y2-rating from the NRF

    Posted on November 24, 2015

    The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria (UP) is proud to announce that Dr Kerstin Tönsing recently obtained a Y2-rating from the National Research Foundation (NRF).

  • Momentum gives a voice to those who cannot speak

    Posted on November 12, 2015

    The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC), in conjunction with the Department of English (at UP) and the Department of Visual Communication (Photography) at Tshwane University of Technology, recently hosted an extraordinary event called ‘Words and beyond’

  • Introducing AAC in the classroom

    Posted on October 29, 2015

    From 28 September to 2 October 2015, the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) conducted training in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) at Badplaas, Mpumalanga, for 30 teachers and five departmental officials from full-service schools of the Mpumalanga...

  • Young adults with disabilities showcase their creative abilities

    Posted on September 18, 2015

    During the week of 7-11 September 2015, the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at the University of Pretoria successfully hosted their annual FOFA event.

  • Helping people with disabilities to spread their wings

    Posted on September 10, 2015

    UP's FOFA Project is the first of its kind in Africa and aims to help people with little or no functional speech to spread their wings and develop to their full potential.

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