Accessible Meetings and Public Forums

  • People with communication disabilities want to participate at public consultations and meetings
  • They may require communication assistance in the same way as people may require sign language interpreters
  • People have a right to request communication assistance at these events
  • In many provinces in Canada, meeting organizers have a legal obligation to provide and pay for communication supports to make their meetings and services accessible to everyone
  • Over the next few months, CDAC will be developing information modules for meeting organizers and people with communication disabilities about how to request and engage communication assistants