Disability Equality Scotland

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Category: Charity & Voluntary Work, Diversity & Inclusion, Neurodiversity, Personal & Professional Development


Disability Equality Scotland is a national charity working to make life more accessible, equal and inclusive for disabled people in Scotland.

We promote access in its widest sense, including access to the built and natural environment and access to information and inclusive communication. We promote a life of dignity, respect, choice and independence for all.

We are a membership-led organisation representing the views of individuals with any type of impairment and the views of disability organisations.

We offer a balanced perspective of having an established and successful Easy Read conversion service and managing the only network of disability Access Panels across the country.

Accredited Activities:

  • Easy Read Training Course

Who Should Attend:

This is not a course aimed at Easy Read users. This course is suitable for organisations and individuals:

  • Who would like to make their communication more inclusive and accessible
  • Who are involved in producing information
  • Who design and create any kind of document or
  • Who work in public or in-house communications.

The aims and objectives of the Easy Read training course are:

  • To give you the skills and knowledge to produce basic Easy Read documents
  • To develop your confidence in producing accessible documents.

Easy Read Training is delivered online through 2x half-day sessions. The modules are communicative and interactive with lots of exercises for you to engage with and learn from. You will be expected to collaborate with others and contribute to groups. You will be introduced to the skills to format and create an Easy Read version of a document. You will have opportunities to receive feedback and create your own checking processes.

The course covers:

  • What accessible information is and why we need it
  • How to write easy-to-understand sentences
  • How to and use source pictures for Easy Read documents
  • How to create Easy Read from blank page to published document
  • How to edit documents and develop your own document checking processes.

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