2018 ASHA CONVENTION PROGRAM BOOK • 53 EMPOWERMENT ZONE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS “Recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice, and peace in the world.” “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.” (Dec. 10, 1948) To read the declaration in full, visit www.un.org/en/universal-declaration-human-rights CELEBRATE 70 YEARS! Sign the Declaration! Visit the Empowerment Zone to add your name to the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF COMMUNICATION RIGHTS The Universal Declaration of Communication Rights was developed by the International Communication Project (ICP), an undertaking involving nearly 50 organizations and entities worldwide. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is a founding member of the ICP, along with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, Orthophonie et Audiologie Canada, the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists, New Zealand Speech-language Therapists Association, Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, and Speech Pathology Australia. THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF COMMUNICATION RIGHTS STATES: • We recognize that the ability to communicate is a basic human right. • We recognize that everyone has the potential to communicate. • By putting our names to this declaration, we give our support to the millions of people around the world who have communication disorders that prevent them from experiencing fulfilling lives and participating equally and fully in their communities. • We believe that people with communication disabilities should have access to the support they need to realize their full potential. To learn more or take the pledge at home, visit internationalcommunicationproject.com/sign-the-pledge/