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Twitter Q&A to mark International Day for People with Disabilities

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Capability Scotland celebrates International Day for People with Disabilities with live twitter Q&A

Capability Scotland will mark International Day for People with Disabilities by holding its first live twitter question and answer session.

On Wednesday, 3 December, the disability organisation’s advice service will answer questions about communication, in particular the use of assisted augmentative communication (AAC) aids which help people who for example can’t speak or write communicate.

The topic dies in with the theme for the day which is Sustainable Development: The Promise of Technology.

A twitter question and answer session will take place from 2.00pm – 3.00pm. Questions will be answered by a panel of experts from a number of Capability Scotland services including Lorna Thompson, Capability Scotland Advice Service manager; Christine Thomas, communication support worker; and Anne Braekkan, speech and language therapist.

As well as answering questions the advice service will be tweeting top tips about communication.

Capability Scotland chief executive Dana O’Dwyer said: “Capability Scotland supports a number of people of all ages who use communication aids to interact with the world around them, so we have been able to build up our expertise and knowledge in this area.

“We hope to share this with as many people as possible through this live twitter event. It seems a very fitting way to both support this year’s International Day for People with Disabilities and raise awareness of the communication challenges experienced by many disabled people every day.”

To join in tweet your questions and comments using #AskCapScot and look out for the storify board afterwards.



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