Dr Barbara Solarsh
Barbara Solarsh is the Communication Access Coordinator at the Communication and Inclusion and Resource Centre, Scope (Australia), where she had led this team since the development and launch of Scope’s Communication Access Symbol in 2011. Her work in communication rights had its origins in community based rehabilitation programs in rural South Africa. In Australia her commitment to communication as a human right has led to her developing and implementing a strategy for the award of a communication access licence to mainstream businesses and services that meet standards for communication access. It is her belief that when communities become communication accessible they will be inclusive of all its citizens and reach the highest level of universal access.