Communications Disabilities Access Canada: COVID-19 Communication Rights Toolkit

Adapted by Communication Disabilities Access Canada with permission from CommunitionFirst.

Patients with COVID-19 (coronavirus) who need communication tools and supports due to speech-related disabilities face greater risks of discrimination and isolation during this pandemic.  It is important for you to know that your legal and civil rights to access your communication supports do not go away during an emergency, in quarantine, or in the hospital.

This Toolkit:

  1. explains your communication rights
  2. provides tips on advocating for them, and
  3. has an accommodation request form you can bring to the hospital”