We are delighted to announce the winner to our ‘AACess All Areas’ Multimedia Competition that ran October – November this year. Entrants were asked to submit original pieces including artwork, videos, songs, or poems, that captured what AAC and/or accessibility meant to them.
Our winner was Nancy Petrone, a woman with a passion for drawing and painting. For our competition, Nancy drew elephants to symbolise her device. She stated that elephants are “good luck”, and “that’s what my device is to me”.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are the links to the winning videos of our AAC awareness month video competition. Enjoy!
First prize: “Everyone Should be Heard” by Two Way Street. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=laahkrSY2r0
Runner up: “Journey” by Radheya Jegatheva:
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
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 email@example.com. isaac_filmcompetitionentryformisaac_videocompetitioninstructions
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…
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
Congratulations to Lisa Lehmann, the winner of the #AACpic photo competition!