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AbstractAugmentative and alternative communication AAC devices provide the ability for many people with disabilities to make themselves understood For the large proportion of AAC-users with an intellectual disability these devices may well be their only means of communication Estimates of both user provision and the number of AAC devices in use are both vague and lack detail This lack of data prevents researchers from answering key questions like How many people per 1000 are using electronic AAC What proportion of AAC users have aids that have internet connectivity and On average how much money would fund a persons AAC use for 12 months which in turn causes a fundamental difficulty at the research governance and political levelsThis work presents the Domesday Dataset which is a framework for open AAC research that allows researchers to answer fundamental research policy and prevalence questions on the landscape of AAC use within the UK Our work constructed this dataset by making several hundred Freedom of Information FOI requests These requests asked the set of public bodies who purchase the majority of AAC devices in the UK to supply details of every AAC device purchased since 2006 including make model and year of purchase The resulting repository of information on AAC provision within the UK is more detailed and complete than any seen before The depth and openness of the data allows it to be a major resource for AAC researchers in the future This Dataset is not only of use for shaping UK policy and research but as a snapshot for international researchersFrom a technical perspective this data is licensed under Open Data Commons Attribution License allowing other researchers to use it freely with attribution and it meets the requirements for 3 star linked open data according to Berners-Lee 2010This work presents a tool for AAC research rather than presenting synthesised analysis However some high-level results on AAC provision are presented This includes support for the anecdotal evidence of
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