AVUK has joined forces with organizations in six other countries that focus on speech, language, hearing and swallowing issues to raise international awareness of communication disorders and their treatment.

We were delighted to welcome Kamini Ghadok of Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and Anne Fox from the Communication Trust to our London centre today to sign the International Communication Project 2014 pledge.

The International Communication Project 2014 is built on the premise that although healthy communication is vital to the quality of life, communication disorders are largely overlooked as disabilities.

We are encouraging others to sign the Universal Declaration of Communication Rights—a document that outlines the effects of barriers to communication and pledges public support for the millions of people worldwide who experience them. The ICP urges individuals, communication professionals, and organizations to exchange information and share their experiences with communication disorders on the Project website.