Consider whether to produce your materials in other formats or languages in order to make them accessible to the widest possible audience.

For example, you might produce versions in Braille, large print, simplified English, video or audio.

People who are partially sighted or blind

The RNIB offers information and advice on making

publications accessible.

www.rnib.org.uk

People who are deaf or hard of hearing

Action on Hearing Loss offers advice and factsheets on producing information for deaf and hard of hearing people and the best language for writing for

deaf people.

www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

People with a learning disability

People with a learning disability face extra challenges in getting the information they need, and changing the way information is written and presented can make it easier for everyone to understand. Many people find reading difficult so information in audio format might be best, but if you have to provide written material there are ways to make it easier to understand (EasyRead), such as by using simplified language and pictures.

Mencap provides advice on how information can be made more accessible in two publications, ‘Am I making myself clear?’ and ‘Making your website accessible for people with learning disabilities’. You can download these from the Mencap website. www.mencap.org.uk