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Communication Access to Businesses and Organizations for People with Complex Communication Needs.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23148525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Human rights legislation and anti-discrimination and accessibility laws exist in many countries and through international conventions and treaties. To varying degrees, these laws protect the rights of people with disabilities to full and equal access to goods and services. Yet, the accessibility requirements of people with complex communication needs (CCN) are not well represented in the existing accessibility literature. This article describes the results of surveys completed by disability service providers and individuals with CCN due to cerebral palsy, developmental delay, and acquired disabilities. It identifies accessibility requirements for people with CCN for face-to-face communication; comprehension of spoken language; telephone communication; text and print-based communication; Internet, email, and social media interactions; and written communication. Recommendations are made for communication accessibility accommodations in regulations, guidelines, and practices.
Authors:
Barbara Collier; Sarah W Blackstone; Andrew Taylor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Augmentative and alternative communication (Baltimore, Md. : 1985)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1477-3848     ISO Abbreviation:  Augment Altern Commun     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8504574     Medline TA:  Augment Altern Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Augmentative Communication Community Partnerships Canada (ACCPC) , Toronto , Ontario Canada.
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