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07-Jun-2018

Twitter was launched in 2006 but really began to gain popularity around 2012. Here’s a cool infographic timeline for Twitter, “From Egg to IPO.” Early Twitter adopters saw exciting potential in this new way of communicating in 140 characters or less. Doubters saw it as part of a growing threat to internet privacy posed by […]

14-Mar-2018

ISAAC joins with the rest of the world in recognizing the tremendous lifetime achievements and the passing of world-renowned theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking on March 14, 2018. Recipient of the ISAAC 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, Professor Hawking made a significant contribution to our understanding of both the universe and the indelible human spirit. His intellect, […]

10-Aug-2017

Blissymbolics is an ideographic symbol system created by utopian visionary Charles K. Bliss (1897-1985). Shirley McNaughton, one of ISAAC’s founders, first began using Blissymbols as an AAC method in 1971 at Canada’s leading centre for children with disabilities, now known as Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital. Even those who have known about Blissymbolics for many […]

29-Jul-2016

Irisbond’s mission is “to socialize technology and open up new ways to interact with our devices by using our eyes,” according Eduardo Jauregui, the company’s co-founder and CEO, as quoted in the February 2016 issue of Forbes magazine. Irisbond’s eye-tracking application is combined with software that makes computer surfing easier. This enables people who have little […]

15-Jan-2016

Guest post by Lateef H. McLeod, President, USSAAC In 2015, the inaugural year of our webinar series, the USSAAC membership committee organized five successful webinars that were much appreciated by our membership. All received rave reviews. These webinars, presented with the support of ISAAC and archived on this website, feature respected speakers and AAC experts providing […]

24-Jan-2014

World CP Day is a global initiative led by a group of non-profit cerebral palsy charities, and supported by organizations in over 30 countries. Together they have devised a unique way to tap into the sense of social responsibility, innovation and abundant expertise within the international community. The “Change My World in 1 Minute” competition, now in its […]

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