Communication Access Connect

This page hosts the recordings of our monthly Communication Access Connect meetings.

Recording of DVU’s CAC meeting, filmed on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. This week featured a conversation about Revoicing by Devva Kasnitz.
Recording of DVU’s CAC meeting, filmed on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. The Tuesday meeting held an open forum in which many shared stories, thoughts, and questions about communication in our communities. This was the final Communication Access Connect of 2022 – there’s no CAC in December.
Recording of DVU’s CAC meeting, filmed on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. This week featured a panel including: Samuel Capozzi; Kayla Takeuchi; Nadine Takeuchi; Eric.
This meeting was recorded on September 20, 2022. This video features a special guest, Lateef McLeod a poet, activist and scholar.
This meeting was recorded on August 16, 2022. This video features a special guest, Megan Lazet, from Disability Rights California.

Powerpoint by DRC, “Your Right to Communication Supports”.

This meeting was recorded on July 19, 2022. This video features a special guest panel discussion of the AAC & AT assessment process. Special guest speakers included: Bruce Fleming, Bernadette Kennard, Lauren Mennig, Maria De Leon.
This meeting was recorded on June 21, 2022. This video features an Open Forum Discussion.
This meeting was recorded on May 17, 2022. This video features special guest, Bob Williams.
This meeting was recorded on April 19, 2022. This video discusses Communication Partners.
This meeting was recorded February 15, 2022. This video discusses Rick Hohn’s experiences with communication, as well as Rita and Sue Rubin’s experiences (Rita voices a letter from Sue, who was unable to attend.)
This meeting was recorded March 15, 2022. It is an open forum.
This meeting was recorded January 18, 2022. This video is an open forum allowing our community to share experiences and strategies for using AAC in the real world.

What does it look like to have meaningful communication support?

This meeting was recorded October 19, 2021. This video discusses how to advocate and expect communication for all in our schools with guest speaker, Dr. Amy Hanreddy, from California State University Northridge.
This meeting was recorded September 21, 2021. It is the first Communication Access Connect meeting and discusses communication and AAC barriers and solutions.