VisitEngland and VisitScotland know that reducing language barriers is as important as reducing physical barriers. Inklecomms ensured that language was accessible for their new accessibility guides. This was an exciting and technically challenging project, because the language was automatically generated from online questionnaires.
A review of claims that Easy Read is effective in making information easier for people with a learning disability, and why research may be misinterpreted. The lack of research and stringent professional standards creates unequal quality standards for people with language and learning disabilities in the Accessible Information Standard.
There’s confusion about what a format is, in accessible information. On close scrutiny ‘format’ is used to mean physical appearance, and how information is stored. ‘Accessible format’ is a phrase that we should use with care, because its meaning is inconsistent and sometimes ambiguous.
A quick summary of the Accessible Information Standard, improving the rights of patients and service users who have an information and communication need. Includes aims of the Standard, 5 steps to accessibility, information and communication needs, exclusions and standard documents, plus the ethical and business case for accessibility.