International Communication Rights Alliance (ICRA)

Centre of Excellence – Deafblind (CoE – DB)

In 2020, Deafblind International (DbI) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI), partnered with the ISAAC UNCRPD working group to develop a policy statement and call to action, at which time the International Communication Rights Alliance (ICRA) was formed.

The membership of ICRA comprises of:

  • People with communication support needs

  • Peak bodies including those representing AAC users and people with communication support needs and those working with these groups.

  • Service providers

  • Educators

  • Academics

ICRA members are represented in six continents.

ICRA’s key focus points are:

  • How might the ICRA assist in the interpretation and implementation of the UNCRPD across countries, with respect to communication rights?

  • What work is currently happening in this area, specific to communication rights?

  • Are there pre-existing resources or campaigns that could be shared or adapted for this purpose?

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