PWUAAC Online Chats

 

nnnISAAC PWUAAC Online Chats. Engaging topics and diverse views. Photos of chat leaders from around the world.

 

ISAAC invites people who use AAC to meet online for informal chats. 

It’s great to see the rising number of participants in the chat to start 2022.

We are trying to increase participation from around the world by holding more chats with regional hosts. Many people who use AAC have regimented time schedules due to many factors. The hosts also have restricted time schedules. As Kevin and Lateef are both based in the United States, it limits the participation from other parts of the world. 

Over the past year, we have developed a good format of introduction of attendees and two topics. That way we can recruit and teach other people who use AAC to host and lead a chat in their local region at a time that’s more convenient for them. Yet any PWUAAC from all over the world can join us for any chat session if their schedule permits.

 

Next chat is October 3, 2022

Time: 2 pm EDT/ 6 pm GMT

Host: Patrick Regan

Topic: 

October is International AAC Awareness Month.

  1. Do you have plans to get the word out about AAC?  What are they?
  2. How have you advocated for People Who Use AAC?

 

JOIN THE CHAT

 (See upcoming ISAAC Chats dates on the right of this page.)

 

Google Meet joining info:

Video call link:  meet.google.com/ktq-emgm-yoo 

Or dial:(CA) +1 587-977-3329 PIN: 868 253 476#

Click here for more phone numbers.

Click here for world time zone conversions. 

Note: Telephone numbers are provided by Google – not by ISAAC. As a result, not every country in the world has its own local dial-in number. 

About the chats

Introductions

With the chat’s growth in numbers, we ask people to state their name before they make a comment in the chat. 

For example, if I, Kevin, am going to comment on something, I would say: 
“This is Kevin. I would like to say…”

Many AAC systems have the ability to use pre-stored messages. One can store “this is” and their first name as a stored message. 

Topics

We recognize that some participants need more time to prepare their thoughts for the chat. We suggest some general topics we would like to discuss with you on upcoming chats. You can use the general topics to compose a prepared message. Please remember this chat is a conversation limited to one hour. Keep your message concise as possible, and be ready to have a discussion.

We may not be able to get to everyone’s message in the one-hour chat, especially when a topic sparks a good conversation that many people are commenting on. If you have something prepared that we didn’t have time for, please let me know by sending an email to daretolead@isaac-online.org and we’ll make sure you get a chance to speak the next available chat.

Our objective

The objective of ISAAC Chats in 2022 is to increase participation through localization: trying to increase participation from around the world by holding more chats with regional hosts. Many people who use AAC have regimented time schedules due to many factors. The hosts also have restricted time schedules. As Kevin and Lateef are both based in the United States, it limits the participation from other parts of the world. Going forward, we will recruit and teach other people who use AAC to host and lead a chat in their local region at a time that’s more convenient for them. Any PWUAAC from all over the world can join us for any chat session if their schedule permits.

How to

You can join the meeting using any Google account you may already have. Instructions for how to set up a Google account (if you do not already have one) are available here.

To reduce feedback, headphones are recommended. They aren’t required, but it’s just easier for everyone. Another recommendation is that if you are physically able to mute your microphone, please do so until you’re ready to speak.

Please join us!

 

 

 

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