Which language is the most accessible for people with disabilities?

An article posted on the Australian Disability Rights website by journalist John Kelly explores the different ways languages can be used to communicate with people with physical or speech disabilities.

Key points:A new book by journalist, John Kelly, looks at different ways language can be understoodLanguage can be very different to other social settingsLanguage is often used to help people communicate with others, including those who have mental health conditionsLanguage can also be used as a means to communicate information, such as directions, or as a way to convey personal information, including family informationAn article published in The Australian Journal of Speech and Language Disorders last year looked at language and disability as a social construct.

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