PWUAAC Online Chats


Date: June 14th, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET
Moderator:  Kevin Williams

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Topic 1:  We are starting to plan for AAC Awareness Month in October. We are looking for suggestions for a theme that people can plan activities around for the whole month. Suggestions would be collected and taken under consideration. The theme has to be something that can be easily translated into other languages.

Topic 2:  June 25th marks the deadline of the ISAAC Connect Short Film Festival. If you had to do a 5-minute video about your adventures with AAC, what would it focus on? Would you label it a comedy, drama, or a horror film?

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The objective of ISAAC Chats in 2021 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. Over the past year, we have developed a good format of introduction of attendees and 2 topics. That 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.

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 during the call, 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.

Over the past year, we have developed a good format, starting with introductions by attendees, then discussions on two topics.

We recognize that some participants need more time to prepare their thoughts for the chat. So here are some general topics we would like to discuss with you on the upcoming chat. 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 one-hour chat, especially when a topic sparks a good conversation that many people are commenting on. If you having something prepared that we didn’t have time for, please let me know by sending an email to and we’ll make sure you get a chance to speak the next available chat.


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