Accessibility Policy Makers

  • Recognize that Communication accommodations and supports are as significant as better known accommodations, such as those which provide access to the built environment, alternate formats and plain language documents.
  • Engage people with speech, language and communication disabilities and their representative services  in the development of accessibility legislation at provincial, territorial and federal government levels for effective two-way communication and decision-making in face-to-face interactions, communicating over the telephone and remote communications, at meetings, when reading and understanding written information, using websites and social media, completing and signing forms.
  • Develop accessibility standards, training and guidelines for generic, community services.
  • Develop accessibility standards, training and guidelines for essential services such as healthcare, legal, justice, financial, supportive housing, and independent living services where effective communication and decision-making is critical.