The aim of this interactive seminar is to showcase the “human right of communication” for all people, particularly those with a communication disability.
With topics including the communication rights of children and communication rights relating to language choice, many of the 29 papers will address more than one perspective, such as the right to Arabic literacy education for children who are Syrian refugees in the United States.
It includes contributions from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Shetland, South Africa, Sweden, Syria, UK, and USA – and some first-hand accounts of people whose communication rights have been compromised.
Authors are in diverse disciplines of speech-language pathology, audiology, linguistics, education, psychology, communications, literature, and law.
- Professor Sharynne McLeod, Charles Sturt University
- Gail Mulcair, Chief Executive Officer, Speech Pathology Australia
- Dr Cate Madill, University of Sydney
- Dr Jane McCormack, Australian Catholic University
- Dr Megan Williams, Head of Discipline and Senior Lecturer, Indigenous Health, UTS Graduate School of Health
- Professor Bronwyn Hemsley, Head of Speech Pathology, UTS Graduate School of Health
The event will be opened by Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission.
Communication is a human right is the inaugural seminar hosted by the Discipline of Speech Pathology in the UTS Graduate School of Health.
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