Submissions for AAC Multimedia Competition closing 30th November 2017!

A reminder that we have extended our AAC Awareness Month competition with the closing date for all entries now the 30th November 2017.

The theme is AACess All Areas, and we invite you to submit original pieces including artwork, videos, songs, or poems, that capture what AAC and/or accessibility means to you.

We will be offering two prizes of $100 for the best entry, to be judged by an external panel. 

Submit your entries via email to: isaacaustralia@gmail.com

Great inclusion example

While we are celebrating AAC awareness month and working on our video masterpieces we thought you might enjoy this inspiring example of AAC inclusion in the classroom.  Thanks to ISAAC Australia member BJ Price for drawing our attention to this, and congratulations to BJ’s son Max and his school mates who are the stars of the video!

ABC Behind the News

AACcess All Areas Film Competition

Entries are now open in the ISAAC Australia 2016 film competition.  Please see the attached information and submit your entry by 31st October.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea on isaacaustralia@gmail.com. isaac_filmcompetitionentryformisaac_videocompetitioninstructions

AAC Awareness Month Picnic!

Did you know…..

We’re having a National AAC Awareness Picnic!

 

October is ISAAC’s AAC Awareness Month – and we’re celebrating and joining in across Australia very soon!

AAC Voice and Agosci are organising picnic’s in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia….

This year’s theme is Access All Areas – help raise awareness about Augmentative and Alternative Communication – so you can access all areas in the community…

 

For NSW:

Please see the attached flyer and let us know if you can come. We’d love you to join us at Barangaroo Reserve, Sydney, for this picnic!

RSVP to Harriet by 6 October at hkorner@netspace.net.au

It would be great to know who is coming and how many people, if you’re coming in a group.

We’re planning to have fun AAC activities to raise awareness about all the ways people can communicate.

Hoping to see you there! Please feel free to forward this information to others – we’d love lots of people to come!

 

Fiona Given & Harriet Korner

AAC Voice Inc.

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AAC Voice Halloween picnic

Thanks to Fiona Given for this article:

AAC Voice Halloween Picnic
This year AAC Voice marked AAC Awareness Month by hosting a Halloween themed picnic on the 31st October at the Kokoda Memorial Track picnic area in Rhodes.
We really appreciated the people who were new to AAC Voice, especially those who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), who came.
People used a range of low tech and high tech AAC. We also had a variety of AAC methods demonstrated on the day. These included PODD communication systems, Liberator communication devices and Key Word Sign NSW.
There were witches and fairies. The picnic area was decorated in true Halloween style with Halloween balloons, tablecloths and even a pumpkin!
The greatest thing about this year’s event was the diversity of the people who came. There were people who used AAC, speech pathologists, owner and chef from a nearby pizza restaurant, an audiologist, a teacher, a GP and a social worker. We really did raise awareness of AAC

AAC Awareness Month – Photo competition

October is AAC awareness month, and ISAAC Australia is proud to announce our inaugural AAC photo competition. To be in the running to win a prize, email your photos to isaacaustralia@gmail.com, or tweet to @isaacaus (#aacpics). The competition closes on 30/10/15. All photos showcasing AAC are welcome. Good luck!