Over 440,000 Canadians have disabilities that affect their speech and/or their ability to understand what someone else is saying. Like everyone, people with communication disabilities have a legal right to equal access to goods and services. For that to happen, they have to be able to communicate successfully. Businesses, organizations, and essential services in Canada are required by law to make their services fully accessible for people who have communication disabilities.
Communication access is what people who work in businesses and organizations can do to help people with communication disabilities:
Credits: Adapted from Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC)
Current as of: May 30, 2018
Author: Allied Health, Speech, Language, Hearing and Audiology, Alberta Health Services
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