Monthly Archives May 2020

Symbol Sets

Symbol Sets Bonnington Symbols – www.tomorraccessibility.co.uk/bss.htm The Bonnington symbols are designed by Tom Orr and are free to use.  These symbols are black and white and are useful for meetings, agendas and minutes. Photosymbols – www.photosymbols.com Photosymbols are a popular set of pictures for making Easy Read information for people with a learning disability. Easy Read is an accessible format that makes written information easier to understand because it uses simple, jargon-free language, shorter sentences and supporting images.  Tobi Dynavox PCS symbols – www.tobiidynavox.com/en-GB/software/windows-software/boardmaker/ The Picture Communication Symbols (PCS) system originated in the United States and designed to create professional looking communication aids both quickly
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COVID-19

COVID-19 Resources The following resources have been produced by various organisations to provide information about COVID-19 using a variety of accessible formats.  Coronavirus (COVID-19): Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis Coronavirus (COVID-19) Phase 1: Scotland’s route map update – easy read version. You can view BSL translations of the chapters of this publication in a YouTube playlist (they are also embedded in each section). Audio versions of the chapters on Soundcloud Children and Families Social story for professionals and families on talking to children and young people about COVID-19 Who cares? Scotland: Support for young people regarding COVID-19 
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Edinburgh Based Company Create Lip Reading Face Masks

Edinburgh Based Company Create Lip Reading Face Masks An Edinburgh company has created face masks for the deaf community which enable sight of mouth for lip-reading. The lip-reading facemask Breathe Easy, created by Gavin McAdam, has been inundated with orders for the products after trialling the prototypes in early April. The masks include a plastic insert which allow for lip-reading. The company is creating around 200 masks a day and 5,000 have already been distributed free to those in need. Plans are already in place to increase production. Fore more information about the masks, visit the Breathe Easy website.
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Inclusive Communication-Added to Coronavirus Scotland No 2 Bill

Inclusive Communication-Added to Coronavirus Scotland No 2 Bill On behalf of deafscotland, Mark Griffin MSP, Convenor of the Cross Party Group on Deafness agreed to take forward an amendment to the Coronavirus (Scotland) (No.2) Bill on Inclusive Communication. “Amendment 51 seeks to ensure that, in using its powers under the bill, the Government does so in a way that is inclusive and communicates appropriately with all people, particularly those who have a disability or communication needs. The amendment, which is sponsored by deafscotland would align the duties on Government under the bill with those in the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 and
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Easy Read information about Domestic Abuse

Easy Read information about Domestic Abuse   People First (Scotland) have created some Easy Read information about Domestic Abuse in partnership with the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability and Scottish Government. View the information on the People First (Scotland) website.
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Police Scotland ‘Your Police 2020-2021’ BSL survey

Police Scotland ‘Your Police 2020-2021’ BSL Survey Police Scotland has launched a BSL version of their Your Police 2020-2021 survey.  This survey asks for the views of the public on policing particularly the police response during the Covid 19 pandemic. View the BSL version on the Police Scotland Citizen Space page.
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