The AAC Community is growing every day. It is amazing to see families, teachers, speech therapists and device manufacturers coming together to make the world a better place through communication. We are making strides, but there are many steps we still have to take. We may have tools, systems, strategies and even devices to support AAC users; but we cannot fully support users if they don’t know where to find such assistive technologies or the providers.
This webinar will explore a new website called AAC Space, a free platform that allows the community to find AAC device providers and speech pathologists. Come along to gain a better understanding of how this website was developed, what it aims to achieve, and how you may get the best use from it whether you're a provider wanting to list your services, or a person looking for AAC support! Join Noah, creator of the website, as he gives you a personal tour and answers any questions you might have.
My name is Noah, and I am an AAC user. One of my greatest passions is the excitement of discovering new technology and its incredible impact on dramatically improving the quality of my life. I have helped change the angles of accessibility in Apple operating systems, and from that point, I started realising I have a voice. I can create change and advocate for it.
I have always been interested in technology and the power it generates for someone with a disability. AAC is essential as it gives me the voice I never had. If AAC was not a thing, many of the incredible opportunities that have come my way so far in my life would not have been possible. I am the AAC and Technology Coordinator at Kids Plus, a children’s therapy hub in Gee long. I’m also an Associate for Get Skilled Access which Dylan Alcott founded.
I should also say that recently, I launched three platforms, AAC Space, Occupational therapy space and Physiotherapy space. It’s basically yellow pages for AAC device providers, Speech Pathologists, Occupational therapists, and Physiotherapists.
This is a LIVE 30 minute webinar, free for AGOSCI members to access.
A recording will be available to AGOSCI members afterwards.