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  • I decided to have a theme on my page on facebook this week and this is why

    Why did you choose to do alternative communication week.

    Not everyone is aware of all the different kind of communication people can use or have to use because of a disability or health issues.

    I am visually impaired I've got a speech and language, coordination and balance problem and I'm going to get assessed for dyspraxia.

    I got enough sight for me to read and write but to have larger print, some fonts I can't read, and it helps if different colour of paper or screen colours to help me. Speech helps me too but not found a package what is suitable because they can be to basic or they gear up for people with little sight or none at all.

    People with other disabilities or health issues would benefit from the changing the size of the writing, paper/screen colour.

    This is what 1 Voice about, to show many areas of disabilities and health issues are related to each when we communicate. If more of the organizations work together , it would bring down the cost for communication equipment/software.

    Remember this, everyone has the right to have a say, in what method they use.


    April 18
  • 1 Voice and 1 Voice jr is for those who have a communication issue, and for those are parents or relatives or people who help to help/support adults or children with communication issues

    I feel the best people to share advice on communication issues who have to live through the same issues every day but still accept the advice from the professionals too.

    A communication issue don't just mean an issue with talking i.e.,

    Speaking,
    Reading,
    Writing,
    Process,
    Understanding,
    Emotions.

    You can have a communication issue from a variety situations ie.

    Learning difficulties,
    Learning disabilities,
    Visually impaired,
    Hearing problems,
    Health issues like, strokes, cancer, fits, accidents etc
    Also you find it hard to communication with mental health issues.

    Many people will have more than 1 communication issue and use a communication system which suits them the best. Here are a few example of communication when you have a communication issues,

    Speech (from full speech to just sound),

    Sign language (Makaton, BSL British sign language, Paget Gorman, Deaf/blind finger spelling). Lot of countries have their own version of BSL i.e. ASL is America sign language and Auslan is the Australia sign language

    Braille/large print, writing/print on different colours of paper,

    AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term used to describe various methods of communication that can 'add-on' to speech and are used to get around problems with ordinary speech),

    TTS (text to speech),

    Body language, Gesturing (eye contact, lip reading, arms or legs cross, moving you arm/hands when talking, hugging and many other things),

    Writing/typed (instead using speech, poems, writing a book, chatting on social media etc),

    Listening/playing music, dancing, acting, performing arts, art/crafts and many others.

    Assistance dogs can also help with communication issues

    My dreams for 1 Voice and 1 Voice jr, to have a fully website where we can reach out to many other people with communication issues, and to educate others how to communicate to everyone. Also I hope that organization/charities work together so equipment for communicating issues will be more affordable. I would like a charity/organization to back us to achieve this.

    1 Voice ad 1 Voice jr want to show the world how to communicate to everyone.

    https://www.facebook.com/page/vision.of.the.heart/


    March 23
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    March 23
  • Hi, Over a year ago, I set up a group on facebook called, 1 Voice. Then I set up a page for 1 Voice and then a 2nd page called 1 Voice jr.

    1 Voice and 1 Voice jr is for those who have a communication issue, and for those are parents or relatives or people who help to help/support adults or children with communication issues

    I feel the best people to share advice on communication issues who have to live through the same issues every day but still accept the advice from the professionals too.

    A communication issue don't just mean an issue with talking i.e.,

    Speaking,
    Reading,
    Writing,
    Process,
    Understanding,
    Emotions.

    You can have a communication issue from a variety situations ie.

    Learning difficulties,
    Learning disabilities,
    Visually impaired,
    Hearing problems,
    Health issues like, strokes, cancer, fits, accidents etc
    Also you find it hard to communication with mental health issues.

    Many people will have more than 1 communication issue and use a communication system which suits them the best. Here are a few example of communication when you have a communication issues,

    Speech (from full speech to just sound),

    Sign language (Makaton, BSL British sign language, Paget Gorman, Deaf/blind finger spelling). Lot of countries have their own version of BSL i.e. ASL is America sign language and Auslan is the Australia sign language

    Braille/large print, writing/print on different colours of paper,

    AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is the term used to describe various methods of communication that can 'add-on' to speech and are used to get around problems with ordinary speech),

    TTS (text to speech),

    Body language, Gesturing (eye contact, lip reading, arms or legs cross, moving you arm/hands when talking, hugging and many other things),

    Writing/typed (instead using speech, poems, writing a book, chatting on social media etc),

    Listening/playing music, dancing, acting, performing arts, art/crafts and many others.

    Assistance dogs can also help with communication issues

    My dreams for 1 Voice and 1 Voice jr, to have a fully website where we can reach out to many other people with communication issues, and to educate others how to communicate to everyone. Also I hope that organization/charities work together so equipment for communicating issues will be more affordable. I would like a charity/organization to back us to achieve this.

    1 Voice ad 1 Voice jr want to show the world how to communicate to everyone.


    I would like to be backed by other organizations to help us to get more people to get involved, I don't want money just want people to help each other out.




    March 9