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  • Fofa (Spread your wings) 2015 ‘Words and beyond’

    Posted on September 02, 2015

    I am. Even though I cannot speak, I am here, I am present, I have a unique personality. I am a person. But I cannot speak. I cannot share myself with you. And so I become invisible...

  • Exploring the early origins of language

    Posted on September 01, 2015

    Prof Juan Bornman, Director of the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) at UP, is currently on sabbatical and has delved into the origins of language as part of her studies.

  • Prof Rajinder Koul visits the CAAC

    Posted on August 24, 2015

    The Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) was honoured to have Prof Rajinder Koul visit for five weeks.

  • Dr Ensa Johnson receives prestigious award

    Posted on August 19, 2015

    Dr Ensa Johnson, from the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication at the University of Pretoria, received the Margaret McNamara Education Award for women who make a difference in the lives of other women and children.

  • The 26th Annual AAC Research Seminar and the Neville Cohen Memorial lecture

    Posted on August 11, 2015

    On 31 July the Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC) hosted its 26th Annual Research Seminar which included exciting and ground-breaking research presentations.

  • Mandela Day: CAAC master’s students give of their time

    Posted on July 21, 2015

    ‘Disabled children are equally entitled to an exciting and brilliant future.’ These words were spoken by Nelson Mandela during the opening of the First Annual South African Junior Wheelchair Sports Camp in Johannesburg, South Africa, on 4 December 1994.

  • CAAC in Sweden - Inspiration from South Africa

    Posted on June 18, 2015

    Professor Juan Bornman, from the University of Pretoria (UP)'s Centre for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (CAAC), recently visited the CHILD research unit at Jönköping University in Sweden to lecture and to plan upcoming joint research projects.

  • Third year speech-language pathology and audiology students learn about AAC

    Posted on June 01, 2015

    The ability to speak, is often taken for granted, and it is only when you lose that ability, that you realize what you have lost. Augmentative and Alternative communication, also known as AAC, is a term that is used to describe various methods of communication that can help people who are unable...

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