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Communication Disabilities Access Canada is pleased to announce the launch a Communication Intermediary Roster. The roster is available at http://www.access-to-justice.org/communication-intermediaries/roster.  Communication Intermediaries are Speech-Language Pathologists who have additional training from CDAC to support people who have speech and language disabilities when communicating with police, legal and justice professionals.  Learn more.


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Communication is essential to an inclusive, accessible society.
Over half a million Canadians have communications disabilities not caused by a hearing loss. These can be caused by cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, autism, cognitive diasbility, aphasia. Amyotrophic Lateral Scherosis, Parkinson's Diease, Multiple Sclerosis and other conditions.
Social stigma is an ongoing issue for persons who have communications disabilities, including others questioning their intellect.  To learn more, visit Communications Disabilities Across Canada

anootated image of a redesigned Accessible IconWhat's in a symbol? The Accessible Icon Project believes visual representation matters and provides supplies and services to transform the old International Symbol of Access into an active, engaged image. As people with disabilities create greater rights and opportunities for social, political, and cultural participation, AIP feels that the images of accessibility should evolve too.  Learn more at accessibleicon.org.

Greg standing in front of his easel with paintbrushesGreg is an award-winning poet and a painter who works primarily with oils and wood burning techniques. Many of his imaginative ideas occur to him while recovering from one of his seizures.

Amber seated with her sketchbookAmber enjoys art and making music, her sketch books are filled with compelling images and vibrant colours. Her mental health is often the source of inspiration for her music and images.


What is the Disabled Persons Commission?

The Nova Scotia Disabled Persons Commission (DPC) gives people with disabilities living in Nova Scotia a way to participate in the provincial government policy-making process. The DPC advises policy-makers and program-developers about:

  • the needs of people with disabilities
  • the issues and concerns that affect the lives of people with disabilities throughout the province

Learn more about the Disabled Persons Commission.


Stay informed about the proposed Accessibility Legisation for Nova Scotia.  Lean more

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