Communication as a Human Right

Communication is a human right. International bodies like the United Nations, or U.N., are beginning to recognize it. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities says, in part:

“To enable persons with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life, States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis with others, to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communications, including information and communications technologies and systems, and to other facilities and services open or provided to the public, both in urban and in rural areas.”

The U.N.’s theme for World Autism Awareness Day 2019 was “Assistive Technologies, Active Participation.”

UN Web TV: 2019 World Autism Awareness Day Observance