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Access to justice

This presentation focuses on the duty to accommodate people with communication disabilities to ensure they have the supports they need to effectively communicate their knowledge, understanding, intentions and decisions, within legal and justice situations.
It provides:

  • An overview of speech and language disabilities and how they impact on a person’s ability to communicate.
  • Significant legal and justice contexts for people with speech and language disabilities
  • Essential elements of communication access and accommodations
  • The communication intermediary service model
  • The role of a communication intermediary
  • When and how to engage a communication intermediary