Welcome to CDAC Courses


All courses are available from Sept 24, 2018 until January 31, 2019.

Communication Disabilities Access Canada (CDAC) is a Canadian, non-profit organization that promotes social justice, inclusion and accessibility for people who have speech, language and communication disabilities, not caused by significant hearing loss.

All courses:

  • Address access to public, private services and businesses for people with speech, language communication disabilities, not caused by significant hearing loss
  • Are given by instructors who have communication disabilities
  • Can be taken at your own pace, anytime from Sept 24, 2018 until January 31, 2019
  • Provide a certificate of attendance

The courses have been developed by CDAC with a funding contribution from the Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program – Disability Component.

 

Communication Assistance

This course is for anyone who assists people communicating with unfamiliar people in their communities.  It is useful for family members, personal attendants, disability support workers, and students in a disability field. There is an opportunity to apply to be listed on the communication assistance database.

Duration: approximately 2-3 hours.

Starts: September 24, 2018
Ends: January 31, 2019

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Working with a Communication Assistant

This course is by and for people who have communication disabilities.  Learn about the communication assistance database and how to use it to find a communication assistant. Get tips on how to hire, train and work with a person who assists you communicating at meetings and appointments.

Duration: approximately 2-3 hours.

Starts: September 24, 2018
Ends: January 31, 2019

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Making your services accessible for people with communication disabilities

This webinar is for people who work in organizations and businesses that provide goods and services to the members of the public.  Learn ways to communicate with people who have communication disabilities in face-to-face or telephone interactions, as well as how to host accessible meetings, public events and provide written information in ways that people can access.

Duration: approximately 40 minutes.

Starts: September 24, 2018
Ends: January 31, 2019

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