The Opportunity to Communicate Is a Basic Human Right.

Communication is the most fundamental of human capacities.
People need to be able to communicate to fulfill their social, educational, emotional and vocational potential. Everybody has the potential to communicate.

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Stories About Communication
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Why Is Communication a Basic Human Right?

There are still voices that remain less heard, or even unheard. People with communication disabilities are at risk of being part of the group who are ‘unheard’.
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Communications and UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals provide a unique opportunity to address communication disability.
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How New Zealand Is Upholding the Convention for the Rights of People with Disabilities

There have been gains over the past 10 years that need to be celebrated, and there is much work to be done.
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Addressing Accessibility as a Human Rights Issue

The Accessible Canada Act aims to ensure all areas of federal jurisdiction are free from barriers to accessibility, which will help all people living in Canada, but especially those with disabilities.
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