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22-Oct-2018

Every year during the month of October, ISAAC engages people around the world to shine a light on the stories of people who use AAC. The 2018 theme of AAC Awareness Month is “Dare to Lead” and in that spirit we’ve reached out to Beth Moulam (UK) to find out her perspective on “What leadership means […]

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, […]

21-Apr-2014

Guest post by Lisa Lehmann, Consultant   Wow! I just set a countdown for the Pre-conference Workshop I am presenting at ISAAC 2014 in Lisbon. At the time of writing, it’s exactly 3 months and 1 day until we discuss “AAC and Intimacy.” If you are considering attending this half-day workshop, I want to share a […]

05-Mar-2014

Guest Post by Diane Nelson Bryen and Juan Bornman “The World Health Organization estimates that 10% of the world’s population, which means approximately 450 million adults and 200 million children, experience some form of disability. Individuals with disability are three to four times more likely to experience violence against them than their nondisabled peers. Individuals […]

19-Dec-2013

Christopher Hills is 17 years old and lives with his parents and younger sister on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia.  Born with athetoid cerebral palsy, Christopher uses computer technology to access his studies, and describes himself as a computer geek. He also happens to be a video producer, already building an impressive body of […]

08-Nov-2013

British physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking has lived for nearly 50 years with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a degenerative motor-neuron disease. Professor Hawking’s life story has recently been celebrated in print and on film. My Brief History, published by Bantam Books in the US and Bantam Press in the UK, traces Hawking’s life story, from his childhood […]

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