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About CAN

Communication Access Now (CAN) is a national campaign to promote accessibility for people who have speech and language disabilities.

People who have speech and language disabilities can have major barriers accessing services because some people:

  • may be afraid to talk to them
  • think they are hard of hearing
  • underestimate their abilities
  • do not know how to communicate with them
  • do not know simple things to do to provide access to their services

CAN provides information, education and resources about communication access for:

  • Government, accessibility legislators and policy makers
  • Businesses, organizations and community services
  • People who have speech and language disabilities and their families
  • Communication and disability services

CAN’s goal is to improve accessibility to goods, services and opportunities for all people who have speech and language disabilities.