Over the past few weeks we have been introducing the five new members of staff who have recently joined Learning Disability Wales. Today we introduce Rebecca Chan, our new Accessible Information Officer, who will be working on our expanded Easy Read Wales team.
“I am very excited to join Learning Disability Wales as an Accessible Information Officer with our Easy Read Wales team.
“I have spent the last couple of years as a support worker at L’Arche Edinburgh, a community where people with and without learning disabilities live alongside each other. It was a wonderful experience and I learned a lot – including how much people with learning disabilities have to offer, especially when we remove barriers to participation.
“This is why accessible information is so important. Everyone has the right to be informed and to make the most of the opportunities life has to offer. I think Easy Read information has a big part to play in this, and I also think there’s a lot of room for experimentation with different types of media. In my life outside of Learning Disability Wales I make short films for businesses and local groups, and I’m keen to explore filmmaking as part of accessible information.
“Learning Disability Wales is a great organisation, running so many interesting projects. I’m really happy to be here and look forward to contributing to all the exciting work going on.”