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Assessment centres

The Assessment centre will be able to evaluate the communication needs, based on motor abilities, literacy, cognition, vision and lifestyle. Evaluations are conducted by specialists such as Speech and Language Therapists (SLT) or Occupational Therapists (OT). This could include the way the device is carried or mounted, alternative access methods such as a switch, or a deep keyguard to support lack of muscle control in the arms.

The assessment centers displayed below mainly relates to Environmental Control Systems and Communication Aids.


Recent legislative changes to the way that AAC services are commissioned in England mean that the processes for getting funding for some devices is changing. For the most up-to-date information please click here.


Training and product loans may be part of the evaluation , in order to ensure that the Assistive Technology identified is the best system for to the individual, adapted to personal and social environments.



County Dep. Web
Aberdeen TASSCC Website
Barnsley Barnsley AAC Service Website
Barnsley Barnsley Assistive Technology Service Website
Belfast Belfast Communication Advice Centre Website
Birmingham Access to Communication and Technology (ACT) Website
Bristol Adults - Bristol Communication Aid Services Website
Bristol Children - Bristol Communication Aid Service Website
Canterbury Adult Communication & Assistive Technology Service Website
Cardiff Communication Aid Centre Website
Chislehurst Marjorie McClure Specialist School Assessment Service Website
Edinburgh CALL Scotland Website
Edinburgh Keycomm Website
Fife FAACT Website 
Glasgow STCI (Scottish Centre of Technology for the Communication Impaired) Website
Guildford Physical and Sensory Support Service Website
Hereford Herefordshire Paediatric AAC Service Website
Irvine Ayrshire & Arran AAC Resource Website
Kent Kent and Medway Communication and Assistive Technology Service  Website
Leeds Leeds Communication Aid Service Website
Lewes Chailey Clinical Services (CCS) Website
Lincoln Electronic Assistive Technology Service (EATS) Website
London Compass Assistive Technology Service Website
London Speech and Language Therapy, Parsons Green Website
London Bowley Close Rehabilitation Centre community services, Website
London CENMAC Website
London Wolfson Neurodisability Service Website
Newcastle-upon-Tyne Regional Communication Aid Service Website
Norwich Norfolk Access Through Technology Website
Norwich Norfolk Speech & Language and Occupational Therapy Website
Oxford ACE Centre Website
Oxford Oxford Centre for Enablement Website
Sheffield Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust Website
Southampton Communication Aids Service Website
Stowmarket Suffolk Communication Aids Resource Centre Website
Taunton Somerset Communication Aid Partnership Provision  
Truro Cornwall AAC Assessment Service Website
Wakefield Wakefield Communication Aid Loan Library Website
Worcester Worcestershire AAC Service