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Policy Makers

CAN asks accessibility legislators and policy makers to:

  • Acknowledge people with communication disabilities, not caused by hearing loss as a distinct disability group with unique accessibility needs when communicating in face-to-face interactions, over the telephone, at public events and in group situations.
  • Provide examples of barriers and accommodations for people with communication disabilities and things that people can do when interacting with them.
  • Ensure effective communication accommodations are made in services where communication is critical (e.g. healthcare, emergency, police, legal and justice services).
  • Include people with communication disabilities, not caused by hearing loss on accessibility advisory committees and at public consultations.
  • See CAN feedback on CAN Reviews Access Documents