Accessible information

Sources of advice about accessible information and Easy Read documents

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The availability of information in accessible formats is very important for people with a learning disability or sensory impairment.  Access to clear and understandable information can help people with or without a literacy problem to make informed choices about important issues in their lives.

The Council has produced some information about services in 'Easy Read' on the Learning Disability Services web pages. This is a simple method of using a combination of Plain English, with related images to enhance understanding and meaning. It is commonly used to simplify ideas and is most effective when used to guide and support a discussion where the person has a learning disability or literacy problem.

Advice, guidance and resources for producing documents in an 'Easy Read' format is offered by the Housing and Community Safety Accessible Information Group Contact: EasyRead@pkc.gov.uk 

Other sources of advice about accessible information and Easy Read include:

Mencap UK

Mencap UK produce a document called icon 'Make it clear' [360Kb] which is a guide to producing documents in Easy Read.

Scottish Accessible Information Forum - SAIF

The Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) works to promote social inclusion by representing the interests of people living with information needs across Scotland and supporting the rights of disabled people and carers in having access to timely and accurate information.

SAIF can help you make your information accessible to all by raising your awareness & understanding of accessible information and providing information and support for you and your organisation.     

DisabledGo

DisabledGo is a free online access guide to public venues across Perth and Kinross. Shops, pubs, and theatres, hotels, train stations, leisure facilities, libraries and even local Council offices are just some of the types of places that are included in this guide.

DisabledGo's mission is to maximise independence and choice for disabled people in accessing their local area and the places we all want to visit.