General Guidelines for Abstract Submission
- register for at least one whole day’s attendance at conference
- provide a written article for the Communication Matters Journal (up to 2000 words) within the year following the conference
Abstract topics should be relevant to the aims of Communication Matters:
- Increasing awareness, understanding and knowledge of good practice in the field of augmentative and alternative communication for the benefit of people working in the field of AAC, AAC users and their families.
- Providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas related to AAC.
- Promoting the positive role of AAC in the empowerment of people with complex communication needs.
- Supporting high quality research in the field of AAC.
Funded or Sponsored Papers:
These are papers sponsored or supported by commercial suppliers of AAC or assistive technology products. If you are employed by a commercial supplier or if your conference place is being funded by a commercial supplier, then you are presenting a sponsored paper. If your paper is sponsored, please state this on the abstract form.
We recommend that presenting authors view our Top Tips for Presenting Video by our patron, Martin Pistorius. Martin made this video specifically for AAC users who are going to present for the first time, but we're sure that even the most experienced presenter will find some useful tips! Please note that not all of this information will be relevant for the virtual conference.
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All submissions will be acknowledged automatically via the email provided with the abstract – please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgement within two working days of submission. The abstracts committee will examine all submissions and will notify all applicants of the outcome via email by 7 June 2021. Accepted abstracts will be printed in the conference programme.
If you are unable to access the system, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 0113 343 1533.
By creating a log-in and submitting an abstract, you agree to the information you include on your profile and on your abstract submission being shared with Communication Matters personnel, and with the University of Leeds conference office, for administrative purposes only.
Accepted abstracts will be printed in the conference programme and so, if successful, all the authors full names and organisations, along with your abstract title, abstract and references will be shared with the University of Leeds programme design team.
All communications will come from Communication Matters.