Join @isaacaus ISAAC-Australia on October 14 at 8pm AEDT for a Twitter chat (#AACaware) to celebrate AAC!
Every year, October is International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication (ISAAC)’s International AAC Awareness Month. AAC stands for Alternative and Augmentative Communication. Examples of AAC include electronic communication aids, communication books, and sign or gesture.
At ISAAC-Australia, we think Twitter is a great way to raise awareness in many people about communicating more effectively with people who have little or no speech, or need AAC.
On the 14th October, we’re running a moderated Twitter Chat, at 8pm Australian Eastern Daylight Savings Time. Here’s the link for all countries
Everyone is welcome to join the ISAAC-Australia Twitter chat using the tag #AACaware. This includes people who use AAC and their family members, people who work with people who use AAC, and industry members who create AAC products.
Here are the topics that we will discuss, so please join us and have a say:
Icebreaker: Introduce yourself and what you love about Twitter for communicating.
T2. What would you really like ‘the world’ to know about AAC communication? #AACaware
T3. What can we all do better when communicating with a person who uses AAC? #AACaware
T4. Can we use Twitter as a way to include people who use AAC in discussions? #AACaware
Make sure you add the hashtag #AACaware to your tweet when replying or answering a topic. Use the T1 if you want your comment to relate specifically to the first topic, and so on.