PrAACtical AAC Spanish Language Initiative
We couldn’t be more excited that the world’s AAC experts will be coming together in Mexico next summer for the ISAAC 2020 Conference. In recognition of this wonderful event, we’re excited to embark on a new project here at PrAACtical AAC. We hope that you will support this initiative and help us get this new project off the ground.
PrAACtical AAC en Español is our effort at supporting the Spanish-speaking community and we are thrilled that this will be headed up by AAC specialist and veteran SLP, Deanna Wagner. Many of you are familiar with Deanna through her work in Arizona, her presentations around the world, her articles on the wonderful blog AAC Girls, and her guest posts on these pages (like her AACtual Therapy posts here and here, and videos such as this one). Over the next few months, she will be coordinating efforts to build a collection of Spanish-language AAC content on PrAACtical AAC. All of this is volunteer work and self-funded so we are reaching out for your support.
Do you speak Spanish? PrAACtical AAC is looking for volunteers to assist with the translation of some of our previous blog posts. There are two ways to help.
- You can sign up to translate one or more blog posts by completing this form.
- We also need help in identifying which specific blog posts should be among the first to be translated. If you work with people who speak primarily Spanish, your insights on this are needed. Please nominate a few past blog posts by clicking here. Also, if you already have content in Spanish that you would like to share on PrAACtical AAC, please use this form to let us know.
I am grateful that I can’t go a day without hearing Spanish in my own community and imagine that many of you feel the same way. Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the world with over 400 million native speakers and is the official language of 20 countries and Puerto Rico. Please join me in helping PrAACtical AAC content be more easily accessible in this rich language.
This post was written by Carole Zangari