Announcement: BCI Annual Membership Meeting (AGM) 2017

The BCI Annual Membership Meeting (AGM) for 2017 will continue over Zoom video conferencing on Thursday, November 23, 2017
13:00 EST (Toronto), 18:00 GMT (UK), 19:00 CET (Central Europe), 20:00 EET (Eastern Europe), and 15:00 BRST (Eastern Brazil)

All paying BCI members are welcome to participate. Please announce to the Board that you will be joining the meeting, so that Zoom links can be provided.

Any members motions to the AGM should be sent to the Board before November 2.

Nominations for Board Members will be open until November 9, 2017.  All nominations should go to the BCI Nominating Committee, Annalu Waller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Maria Åkermark (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).  All submissions will be accepted, including self-nominations.

Mats Lundälv / for the BCI Board of Directors

Invitation to the next BCI Panel Meeting in Turku - updated

BCI Panel Meeting 2017 in Turku, Finland, Thursday October 26 - Wednesday November 1

A reminder of the Bliss Panel Meeting!
Please have a look at the invitation attached and register as soon as possible.

You are so heartly WELCOME to Turku!

best regards
annette nylund

We will start with a get-together-evening Thursday afternoon 26th of October. On Sunday evening we will celebrate BlissFinland 40 years. So we are looking forward to celebration and work together with participants from all over the world.
The final registration date for the panel-meeting is 15.9.2017.
Please Read the updated full invitation for more practical information.

Please also have a look at the youtube video about our conference city

Paul was the greatest!

 PaulM1b

We in Canada have sad news to share! Paul Marshall died on October 25, 2016. We will treasure our memories of him and always be thankful for his wonderful contribution to our Bliss community - here in Canada and around the world. For us, Paul was a highly respected leader, highly regarded by our Bliss users and alumni and his colleagues throughout our AAC community …. and he was a wonderful friend!

Paul’s deep faith gave him strength throughout his life to take on the many challenges he faced, but never more than in recent years, as his health began to fail and pain became increasingly his companion. He persevered in his many projects until his body finally said, “no more”.

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BCI Annual Membership Meeting 2016

The BCI Annual Membership Meeting (AGM) for 2016 will be initiated over Skype (and via email) on Monday, June 27, 2016.
Time 18:00 CET, 17:00 GMT, 19:00 EET, 12:00 EDT.
The meeting is planned to be continued and completed in connection to the BCI International Panel Meeting in Canada August 1-5

All BCI members are welcome to participate. More information will folllow.

Mats Lundälv / for the BCI Board of Directors

Letter from Elina

Hello!                   

elina
I am Elina and 24 years old. I live with my helping dog in a student apartment, where there is assistance 24/7. I also have a personal assistant to help me with things I want to do outside home.

As a small girl I used Bliss symbols as a communication aid. I was also communicating with gestures. I was in my own opinion and in the opinion of others a very fast and a most multilateral bliss user. I could easily communicate with my friends. Of course it demanded from the others reading skills or knowledge in Bliss.

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