Impact of communication disability
People with communication support needs face barriers because others may lack:
- understanding of the ways they communicate
- the knowledge, skills and resources to give them the opportunity to communicate to the best of their abilities.
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understanding what people say or write might affect
everyday activities such as:
- understanding what a receptionist tells you
- finding your way around a building
- following a group discussion
- responding to an invitation letter
- reading the minutes of a meeting
- following instructions on a ballot
yourself through speaking or writing might affect everyday
activities such as:
- giving your name to a receptionist
- asking for directions
- replying to a question during a group discussion
- filling in a booking form
- taking minutes
- completing an online questionnaire.
These barriers can also prevent individuals with communication support needs from being actively involved in decision-making affecting them and their community.