The following are freely available presentations from previous Agosci events, as well as videos relating to Agosci.
To view handouts and PDF's from previous National Conferences, please view the respective pages under "Conference Publications".
"Fighting for our rights" was written by Ace to advocate for those with with communication difficulties. He believes the everyone should be given the opportunity to access High tech communication devices so they have access to unlimited vocabulary. Ace has had the opportunity to expand his language by having a high tech device, learning over time sentence structure to engage in meaningful conversation, something too many take for granted. AAC changes the lives of those in need of a voice, don't limit communication! "
Ariella is a young teenager who has complex communication needs (is non verbal) who uses Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC). She delivers a project she did at school about PODD communication books, interviewing the creator of PODD, Gayle Porter.
Darryl was a director of the Australian Communication Exchange Limited (ACE), a not-for-profit company offering communication products and services to Deaf, hearing, hearing impaired individuals and those with Complex Communication Needs (CCN). He discusses social capital, his AAC journey, and insights into the future possibilities for AAC and telecommunications.
Part 2: https://youtu.be/Ll0OvgNmffE
Part 3: https://youtu.be/iTYmNo_yLws
Keynote presentation from the 2011 National Conference. Rhonda has focused her life on making a difference for a more equitable society, through many roles including founding CEO of Our Community, and other boards (including the Victoria Disability Advisory Council, National People with Disabilities and Carers Council, and the Royal Womens Hospital). She speaks about community engagement and taking it to the streets.
Part 2: https://youtu.be/CrepFse-Mcw
Part 3: https://youtu.be/tKVo-akAwyo
This video was created for the opening of the AGOSCI 2011 conference in Adelaide. The video covered the past, present and some of the future issues in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) in Australia and beyond. It also celebrates AGOSCI's 30th birthday.