Video of the Week: How To Speak When You Don’t Have a Voice

April 17, 2019 by - 2 Comments

Video of the Week: How To Speak When You Don’t Have a Voice
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We’re always grateful for the opportunity to learn with and from people who use AAC on a day-to-day basis. Today, we turn to the BBC to share the work of Jemima Hughes, a UK-based filmmaker, in collaboration with Screen South.

Kudos to Jemima and the BBC for this video and the entire Rethinking Disability collection.

Enjoy!Video of the Week: How To Speak When You Don’t Have a Voice

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This post was written by Carole Zangari


  • Yes, the Rethinking Disability collection, and other similar work, is a great resource to dip into or to engage more deeply.

    I am especially intrigued to wonder how AAC is used in film work as a director or stage managing role.

    One of the most powerful things about AAC would be the *agency*.

    • Avatar photo Carole Zangari says:

      Agreed! I had a conversation recently with someone about a project to give more young people with AAC needs experiences and mentorship in this area. She mentioned that when students have drama and performing arts experiences in elementary and middle school, they are much more likely to take active roles in production aspects in high school (and, I assume, beyond). I hadn’t really thought about that, but it made perfect sense. If they get to high school and have had no prior experience with performing arts, it can be very intimidating. Giving them opportunities prior to HS may help them identify acting, screenwriting, directing, stage design, etc as areas of interest and possible career paths. I think this is a rich area for partnerships between those of us who support people with AAC needs and those who have no specific connection to disability but have the expertise to share in film making and other dramatic arts. Thanks for your comment, Adelaide.

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