Scope Blog

28 Mar 2017

Six ideas for a more accessible hospital system

Here are some approaches hospitals and paramedics can undertake to become more accessible for patients who have little or no speech.

21 Mar 2017

How do I talk to a person who uses partner assisted scanning?

This is where a person’s communication partner will read out each message on the communication board in a specific way. Here are some tips.

14 Mar 2017

How do I talk to a person who uses direct access?

his blog takes you through some recommended steps that you can take to interact with a person who can directly access a communication board.

7 Mar 2017

How hospitals and paramedics can improve accessibility

Viv is a writer, a published poet, and an educator. Late one night Viv became extremely sick, to the point where an ambulance needed to be called.

1 Mar 2017

I love my visual calendar!

A visual calendar helps JD to independently plan his week, and act as a visual reminder to jog his memory as to what he plans for each day.

21 Feb 2017

How do I talk to a person who uses eye gaze?

This blog will take you through how people may use their eyes to communicate using a communication board, and how you can help them get their message across.

14 Feb 2017

What happened on the International Day of People with Disability?

International Day of People with Disability is celebrated far and wide across the globe by the many people who support an active and inclusive community.

7 Feb 2017

Communication and children with cerebral palsy podcast

Children with cerebral palsy benefit from Augmentative and Alternative Communication. AAC is used instead of speech or when speech is hard to understand.

31 Jan 2017

Some very special events are coming to town

Significant events are happening in the Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Community for people with little or no speech this year and next.

24 Jan 2017

Flushing out the facts on continence

Scope’s Accessible Information has recently worked with the Continence Foundation of Australia to develop Easy English fact sheets.