A speech impaired person finds speech and communication either difficult or not possible*

We endeavour to better understand the day to day barriers of people with speech impairment. These challenges can include:

  • Lack of access to aspects of cultural experiences
  • Difficulties in communicating with colleagues and clients, one on one and in meetings
  • Barriers to recruitment methods (for example, telephone interviews)
  • A lack of access to entertainment content, such as movies, TV, radio, music and web content

Communication preferences for speech impaired:

In Australia, spoken English. Assistive technologies can provide supplementary speaking capacity, or even make communication possible.

Approach to technology:

People who are speech impaired may prefer to use technology which assists with speech delivery (for example, a speech generating device).


*More information on speech impairment can be found in Speech Pathology Australia's fact sheets

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