As someone who stutters, Joseph R. Biden, the 46th President of the United States, is an inspirational figure for reasons apart from politics. In rising to high office, he has set a global example that people with communication disorders can become strong communicators and rise above the teasing and stigmatization that often occur. Historically, though several U.S. presidents have had disabilities, none in modern
With members of the global disability community lending their voices, the International Communication Project (ICP) hosted a breakthrough event at the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) this past June. The setting was the most recent Conference of State Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP), an annual gathering of disability officials, advocates, and experts from around the
The International Communication Project (ICP) exhibited at the recent Consumer Electronics Show(CES) in Las Vegas, an annual event that attracts almost 200,000 people from around the world. Concerns about the potential harmful impact on human communication that may arise from misuse of popular technology have been raised by the World Health Organisation and other leading groups. Information about the Project was disseminated to attendees,
February 28, 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) “Many of the countries who responded to a new WHO survey lack the capacity to prevent and care for hearing loss, according to a report published on International Ear Care Day, 3 March.” Read full news article.