3D Printed Tactile Blissymbols

Volksswitch.org has created a next generation of tactile symbols based on Blissymbolics to teach language to individuals who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired. The symbols may also be effective when used with individuals on the autism spectrum. These Bliss Tactile Symbols are opensource, customizable, extensible, and designed to be 3D-printed.

BCI Annual General Meeting (AGM), April 25 2022

ATTENTION: The BCI Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for March 15th 2022 has been postponed and will now be held on:

April 25th 2022, on Zoom

12:00 EDT, 16:00 GMT, 18:00 CET and 19:00 EET

The Zoom link, agenda and documents will be distributed to all Members of 2022 one week before the meeting.

Motions from Members must be received by the Board no later than three weeks before the AGM thus on April 4th.

Members have the right to vote, To pay the Membership fee for 2022, see information under Membership in the left column. When you become a member for the first time, or renew your membership you will fill in the Membership form.

Celebrating 50 years of Bliss!

On November 24th 2021, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary of Blissymbolics, 1971-2021!

Thank you to everyone who joined us - 119 Zoom connections with many of those shared by multiple people.

We watched our new film “Celebrating 50 Years of Bliss!” and listened to guest speakers from our Bliss community.

Many thanks to Nora Rothschild, Penny Parnes, and Rebecca Chan for facilitating.

We will soon be making the film available to be streamed online - stay tuned! We look forward to sharing it with you!

Prelude To ISAAC

Prelude To ISAAC Movie

This film called Prelude to ISAAC was shown at the digital ISAAC meeting on the 12th of August.

The film is produced by Penny Parnes, Lynnette Norris, Judy wine and Shirley who all were very actively involved in introducing Blissymbolics as a mean of linguistic communication for children without functional speech in the 70ties. In the film, they interview many of the people, teachers, SLPs, technicians, parents, etc. who were involved in the Bliss work that eventually led to the creation of ISAAC and the concept.

View with captions here

or without captions here.

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