07 Jul 2023 Communication Corner – July is Disability Pride Month Each year we celebrate July as Disability Pride Month. It’s a time to celebrate and advocate for a more inclusive world! What can YOU do to make a difference for someone with communication needs? Support access always!Ensure a person’s communication device is always available.Have interpreters available. If you notice someone does not have their preferred means of communication, ask that it be provided. Ensure communication devices have advocacy words on them.Support the person in learning the advocacy words and what they mean so they are confident using them. If the person is comfortable with it, learn how to use their device, too. Provide multimodal communication.Find new and different ways for communication access. Add supports, rather than replacing or relying on one method. Don’t assume; ask what works best for them! Ensure you are putting things in place that the person wants to support communication in every environment. Be flexible. Wait patiently; sometimes it takes time for communication. When we work together to meet everyone’s communication needs, we create a world where we can all live a full and meaningful life.