The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) recognizes the importance of accessibility to information and communication to enable persons with disabilities to fully enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. ‘Communication’ refers to languages, display of text, Braille, tactile communication, large print, accessible multimedia as well as written, audio, plain-language, human-reader and augmentative and alternative modes, means and formats of communication, including accessible information and communication technology.
Communication Rights Australia work to eliminate these barriers that prevent people with communication support needs from expressing their thoughts and having control over their lives.
To assist people in knowing their rights, having their voice heard, and ultimately taking control of their lives.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) may provide funding for assistive communication technology. The particular aids and equipment are identified in NDIA Assistive Technology & Consumables Code Guide which can be found by clicking here.
The aids and equipment assist participants with alternative communication or to access written or spoken communication through electronic or other means, such as assistive hearing products and assistive vision products. To find out more contact the NDIA on 1800 800 110.