Communication Access Symbols

ISAAC regards communication as a basic human right(1) and that communication access is essential for individuals who have complex communication needs to fully participate in their communities and support communication and interaction in the world around them.

Several countries and regions have developed communication access symbols that represent their particular context. ISAAC supports this work and development of communication access symbols but does not officially endorse any one particular symbol. ISAAC recognizes that different groups and cultures worldwide may develop symbols that meet the unique requirements of their context. As different groups and cultures worldwide may develop symbols that meet the unique requirements of their culture, language and / or heritage this makes the support of any one symbol to the exclusion of others not feasible for ISAAC.

Given the ISAAC Biennial Conference is hosted in particular regions and countries, each conference will choose and use which communication access symbol is most relevant to each particular event and context.

We would like to acknowledge and support all the work that has gone into developing communication access symbols worldwide.

For more information about Communication Access Symbols, please visit links to the right.

(1) Universal Declaration of Human Rights – Article 19

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