Our easy read service is looking forward to the opportunity to grow and help others do easy read after a hugely successful year.
Learning Disability Wales began writing easy read information for clients back in 2002. Since then we have been growing the service and producing more and more easy read information for more and more clients. Over the last 17 years we have worked with over 80 clients on over 350 documents, including websites, consultations, policies and guides. We have also produced videos, posters and leaflets to help people get the information they need in a way they can understand.
In 2016 we rebranded the service and launched Easy Read Wales. We have gone from strength to strength. Last year alone we worked with 30 clients on over 60 documents that helped people access information about things like well-being plans, hospital closures, new services, and changes to the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Independent Living Grant. We helped people to give their views on the Additional Learning Needs reform, the restructure of local government and the NHS and helped people to take part in meetings, groups and leisure activities. Take a look at some of the documents we have produced here.
Helping others with easy read skills
Although we provide a service to help others produce easy read information, our ultimate aim is to help others develop easy read skills. Further still we want all organisations to think about people with a learning disability when writing and producing information. Ultimately our aim is to change hearts and minds of organisations so their culture and staff has accessible information at the core of what they do.
We are working closely with our training team to help train professionals, students and carers and parents in how to write and produce their own easy read information. Find out about what training we offer here.
Free easy read guidelines
We are also really proud of our free easy read guidelines Clear and Easy, which includes a guide to writing easy read Welsh and our check it tool for people with learning disabilities to independently check how good easy read information is.
Working with people with a learning disability
We are looking forward to working with more people with a learning disability to help us shape our service, to look into new ways of delivering accessible information and to make sure we are providing the best quality easy read documents.
Our easy read team has gone above and beyond to make this last year the best one yet and we would like to thank them for all their hard work and commitment to getting people high quality accessible information and making the service a success! Thank you to all our clients for their continued support and we are looking forward to what 2019-2020 will bring! We are in the process of recruiting another part time Accessible Information Officer so we can assist more organisations in their easy read.
If you would like a quotation for your document, please contact our easy read team Laura Griffiths or Karen Warner on 029 2068 1160