Communication Access Now
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, effective communication is essential.
Businesses, organizations and essential services in Canada are legally obliged to make their services fully accessible for people who have communication disabilities.
June 2013 - Oct. 2015:
Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) is pleased to announce a 2.5-year national project to promote communication accessibility for people who have speech and language disabilities.
This project is funded through the Social Development Partnerships Program and will provide education and resources about making goods and services accessible for this population.
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- June 3, 2013 - CDAC Announces National Project
With funding from Social Development Partnerships Program, Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) is pleased to announce a 2.5-year national project to promote communication accessibility for people who have speech and language disabilities.
- June 3, 2011 - New Accessibility Standards in Ontario
Three new accessibility standards in Ontario were released on June 3, 2011. They include standards for information and communications. To find out more, click here. Ontario Government Newsroom
- May 13, 2011 - Barbara Collier will be presenting a keynote on Communication Access at the AGOSCI conference, Adelaide, Australia. Click here for more information
- March, 2011 - New ACCPC website on Access to Justice at www.access-to-justice.org
- March, 2011 - Communication access rights and responsibilities: Presentation for people who use AAC available here