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Resources and training (CASEE)

On this page you will find a range of resources which may be useful for local teams and those using AAC. You will also find some links to websites, videos and other external resources. If you have suggestions for a useful resource or training session content, please let us know via email.

Useful links

Please note that CASEE is not responsible for the content in these external links. They are provided for information only. CASEE does not represent or endorse of any of the information, products or services contained within. These are listed in no particular order.

Training provision

CASEE also aims to support the establishment, training and development of local AAC services and provide regular training sessions offered free of charge to professionals supporting people who use AAC (Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Teachers, Therapy Assistants, Technical Team Members, Teaching Assistants etc.). You can view our link to our training schedule on Eventbrite. (opens in a new tab)

Courses we provide include:

Books, Boards and Laminators - an introduction to low tech symbol based AAC

  • 'Appy Talking' Apps for AAC
  • AAC Decision Making in Adults with Acquired Conditions
  • AAC in the Classroom
  • AAC Before the Hub
  • Text Based Low Tech Augmentative & Alternative Communication (AAC)
  • Books, Boards and Laminators - an introduction to low tech symbol based AAC
  • Use of switches for access: an introduction
  • AAC Suppliers Roadshow
  • Positioning and Access

Please click on the links to find out more about each course. If you would like us to deliver a course in your local area (within the East of England) please email CASEE enquiries to discuss.


We have created some videos which should help families and patients to assemble the mounts or floorstands used to support your communication aid equipment.

The synthesized voice used within these videos is an example of one of the range of voices used on some of the communication aids provided by the CASEE team.

Assembling a mini floorstand


Assembling a mini floorstand - video transcript

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The stand may be supplied in two parts.

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You may need to fit the pole to the base.

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The pin on the base has to locate in the hole

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in the bottom of the pole.

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Start by applying the brakes on all the wheels.

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Fit the pole onto the base,

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making sure the pin locates in the hole.

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Screw the collar down until it is hand tight.

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To adjust the height,

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undo the locking lever and slide the pole

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up or down.

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Undo the locking lever to adjust the mounting plate

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to the required position.

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Once adjusted, tighten the locking lever, slide

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the communication aid down onto the plate until the locking pin

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clicks into place.

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Watch the pin click into place.

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Check the device is secure.

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To remove the communication aid,

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pull the locking pin out, slide the device up and off the mount.

Setting up a PentaLock floorstand


Attaching a wheelchair folding mount


Attaching a wheelchair folding mount - video transcript

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The frame clamp

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assembly is permanently fixed to the wheelchair.

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The mounting arm slots into this.

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Apply the brakes before attaching the mount.

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Slide the mounting arm into the receiver

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on the wheelchair,

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Turn the blue locking nut.

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Swing the arm up and over.

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Slide the communication aid down onto the plate

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until you hear the locking pin click.

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Watch the locking pin click into place.

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To remove the communication aid,

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pull out the locking pin and slide off the mount.

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To remove the mount, swing the arm up and then forwards.

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Undo the blue locking nut and lift the mount from the chair.

Using a rigid wheelchair mount