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Promoting accessibility and inclusion for
people who have communication disabilities
September 2014

We hope you enjoyed your summer and that you managed to take some time to relax and catch up with family and friends.  As Fall is almost upon us, we are busy rolling out a number of exciting initiatives across Canada. We hope this ezine (electronic magazine) will give you a flavor of some of our activities and inspire you to join us in creating communities where people with communication disabilities can equally and meaningfully communicate and participate.

 
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Best wishes,
 
 
Barbara Collier
Executive Director
CDAC's new website
 
Our new website tells you about us and our different projects and activities….Check it out
Communication Access Symbol
 

The communication access symbol means effective communication when using businesses and organizations. Learn what it means and help educate services in your community.  Let’s see the symbol in your community…Read more
Communication Access Now (CAN)
 
In February 2014, His Honor, Lt. Gov. David Onley launched our national Communication Access Now CAN project.  CAN aims to increase awareness of the accessibility needs of people who have communication disabilities…Read more
CAN Needs You

Find out about CAN activities in your area and how you can participate. Contact your local CAN Coordinator…. Read more 
Communication Intermediary Roster
 

CDAC trains communication intermediaries to assist people with speech and language disabilities when communicating in legal and justice situations.  Check out our online rosters for Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta …. Read more
Intermediary Webinars
 

Speech-Language Pathologists can now register for communication intermediary trainings …. Read more
Creating Cultures of Communication
 
Congratulations to Lambton County Developmental Services on completion of our training program for organizations supporting adults with developmental disabilities…. Read more
AAC Leadership Course
 
We are accepting applications from adults who use AAC, live in Canada and want to learn how to be a leader in AAC in their community… Read more
Unique Connectors
 
Congratulations to the Ontario AAC leaders who have completed our work experience program.  They have now formed the Unique Connectors and are available to work with AAC clinicians as mentors, educators, advisors and advocates.….Read more
 
CDAC Networks Internationally
 
CDAC's three presentations were well received at the international conference for augmentative and alternative communication in Lisbon, July 2014.  We presented on the communication access, communication intermediaries and employment options for leaders who use AAC.
In the news

" Struggling to be heard" Toronto Star, August 4, 2014...Read more

"Communication access ramps needed" Times and Transcript, March 24, 2014... Read more

Radio Interview...
http://www.communication-access.org/can/media/
 
Introducing Glenda Watson Hyatt, CDAC’s Social Media Coordinator.  Stay updated with weekly CDAC news on our Facebook and Twitter.
 
CDAC Board of Directors
  • Hazel Self, Chair
  • Joanna Birenbaum
  • Al Cook
  • Kathleen Kennedy
  • John Lord
  • Lynnette Norris
  • Melinda Rundle
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