Kate Caryer Founding member of the Unspoken Project CIC, she is an AAC user and has a BA Hons in Performing Arts: Community Development and an MA in Disability Studies and Special Education from the University of Leeds. She has tried her hand at continuity announcing for Channel 4, she has been a practitioner at Haringey Shed inclusive children's theatre, she has run work shops about independent living and inclusion using role-play for Empower 2001. She is an active member and supporter of Communication Matters. She has presented many papers at the Communication Matters conference and internationally at International Society of Augmentative and Alternative Communication. At the 2014 Communication Matters she won the Alan Martin award for contribution to the arts, partly for her work for The Unspoken Project. She was writer and actor of "The Speechless Workshop" for Unspoken Project in 2014 and writer, actor in Speechless.