ISAAC Australia

ISAAC-Australia is the Australian Chapter of ISAAC.

This material is used with permission and is about ISAAC – our parent organisation based in Canada. The rules of all Chapters of ISAAC must comply with the By-Laws of ISAAC, and ISAAC is our governing body.


ISAAC – the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication – is a membership organization working to improve the lives of children and adults with complex communication needs.

ISAAC’s goal is to create worldwide awareness about how AAC can help individuals without speech. ISAAC accomplishes this by sharing information and promoting innovative approaches to research, technology and literacy through AAC. Activities include hosting the ISAAC biennial conference, sponsoring projects, and offering awards and scholarships.

  • ISAAC was formed in 1983.
  • ISAAC has Chapters in 15 countries and more than 3,600 members in 62 different countries.
  • ISAAC members include people who use AAC, their families, therapists, teachers, students, doctors, researchers, organizations and companies that make communication aids.
  • The ISAAC International office is located in Toronto, Canada.

ISAAC’s Vision is that AAC will be recognized, valued and used throughout the world.

ISAAC’s Mission is to promote the best possible communication for people with complex communication needs.

ISAAC is a Non-Governmental Organization in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

Note: This blog site is relatively new (18th May 2012) and as such will grow gradually with contributions from members and friends.  

The Social Media for ISAAC Australia is authorised only by the Executive, and we have a Social Media Policy which will also be posted here.

Dr. Bronwyn Hemsley, ISAAC-Australia’ representative to the Council of ISAAC, is the webmaster for this blog and the Twitter feed, along with authorised members of ISAAC-Australia who will also be named on this site as they are added.

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