The Role of intermediaries in England by Joyce Plonikoff and Richard Woolfson
Recorded presentation, March 24, 2017, Toronto.
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- Intermediaries for Justice (UK)
- The Advocates Gateway
- Gateway Toolkits
- Lexicon Ltd.
- Lexicon Toolkits
- The Box: What’s it like to be inside?
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Justice
- CDAC legal information webinars
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Ontario
- AND (Association for the Neurologically Disabled)
- Aphasia Institute
- Autism Ontario
- Canadian Association for Community Living
- Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres (CAILC)
- Canadian Down Syndrome Society
- Communication Disabilities Access Canada
- Council of Canadians with Disabilities
- DAWN Ontario : Disabled Women’s Network Ontario
- Disabled Peoples’ International
- Huntington Society of Canada
- Inclusive Education Canada
- Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario
- Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada
- Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy
- Ontario March of Dimes
- People First of Ontario
- Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)
- CLEONet Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
- Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)
- Human Rights Legal Support Centre
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Lawyer Referral Service
- Legal Aid Ontario Community Legal Clinic Directory
- Ontario Women’s Justice Network
- Supreme Court of Canada Judgments
- United Nations Enable and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Centre for Social Justice
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The following organizations support CDAC’s belief statement and our work:
We believe that people with speech and language disabilities have a right to equal access to goods and services.
This means that a person must be provided with supports they may require to:
- Understand what others are saying
- Have others understand their messages
- Have extra time and opportunities to communicate
- Use their preferred methods of communication
- Communicate in face-to-face interactions, over the telephone, at meetings and at public events
- Read and understand written materials
- Sign documents, take notes and complete forms
We believe that:
- The accessibility requirements of people with speech and language disabilities must be acknowledged in accessibility legislation
- Communication is about receiving and giving information in face-to-face interactions, over the telephone, at meetings and public events, as well as reading and writing
- Training in accessibility must include information on how to communicate with people who have speech and language disabilities
- Essential services such as healthcare, emergency services, police, legal and justice services must have specific policies and practices to ensure effective communication with people who have speech and language disabilities
- In critical communication situations, a trained communication intermediary may be required to assist people with speech and language disabilities to convey their messages as accurately and authentically as possible.
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