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Communication Forum Scotland is an informal alliance of organisations representing people of all ages with varied communication support needsCommunication Forum Scotland 


Members of Communication Forum Scotland, individually and together

  • campaign for increased understanding of the diversity of communication support needs and improved communication support provision.

  • promote participation of people with communication support needs across all ages and from all communities in Scotland. 

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Vision and values statement



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Definition of communication support needs


Putting communication support into practice

For practical help and advice visit the Talk for Scotland toolkit

 Talk for Scotland Toolkit

BSL introduction to the web site and toolkit

Direct download of BSL introduction to the web site and tookit (mp4 format) (wmv format)

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Key messages

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All communities in Scotland include individuals with communication support needs.

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Communication support needs are more diverse than those related to sensory impairment and English as an additional language.

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Communication access is as necessary for equality as physical access.