Who needs a communication intermediary

A Communication Intermediary may be required if a victim, witness or accused person has a disability, that makes it difficult for them to:

  • speak
  • understand, process or remember what is being said
  • express their opinions and thoughts in a clear manner
  • respond appropriately or consistently to questions
  • attend to, focus or retain what is being asked

Or if the person:

  • communicates using pictures, symbols, a letter board or communication device
  • requires a neutral, arms-length person to assist them communicate