AAC Visibility Webcam Project--Get people talking about AAC
Everyone Communicates launched an AAC Visibility and Awareness Webcam Project around the USA in October 2010, International AAC Awareness Month. This project will continue year-round. We want to make sure that people who already use augmentative and alternative communication methods (AAC) and their supporters are visible in their community and around the world. They may be the mentors and role models who help others and their families and supporters to pursue AAC methods themselves or with people whom they know.
We encourage people who use AAC and their supporters to make it a point in October (and throughout the year!) to be highly visible in their communities and to show their presence as communicators, advocates, and mentors for others. One fun way to be visible may be to spend some time at a public webcam site, where people in the community and on the internet can see you. Talk to people about AAC and the importance of communication. Hand out information. Have a rally with large signs or banners or lumineres that show up on the internet. Eat and chat in a restaurant that has a webcam. Be creative! Have someone snap your photo or capture the webcam view on the internet and send it to us with the webcam location. We will post it to show communicators, advocates and mentors across the country.
We have found over 500 public webcams around the USA where people who use AAC and/or AAC supporters might appear on the internet to get people talking about AAC. Some are low and close enough to see someone using a communication device quite clearly, some would be low and clear enough for you to wave to the camera and hold a large sign promoting AAC, others are higher and would require a huge banner or display. Scroll down the page to find a List of Webcam Links by State plus Resources, Event Ideas and more.
We hope you will participate and get someone to capture the webcam view when you are on screen, or have someone take a picture of you during your event. We would like to receive a picture of each event with permission to use the picture, location and information about the event to share on our Events page to show where people are using and promoting AAC! http://aacvisibilityevents2010.blogspot.com/