Archives for Inclusive Communication

Invisible disabilities: What is a sunflower lanyard?

Invisible disabilities: What is a sunflower lanyard? BBC Newsround provide information on sunflower lanyards. If you have a disability that may not be immediately obvious but would appreciate support from staff in UK airports, certain railways, supermarkets or visitor attractions, then you may be interested to know there is a lanyard you can wear to signal this.  To read the full article, visit the BBC Newsround website
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How to organise an Inclusive and Accessible Event

How to organise an Inclusive and Accessible Event When organising meetings, training sessions, conferences and other events it is important to make sure that they are accessible to everyone attending including disabled people. The checklists below will assist any organiser in making sure that their event is accessible to as many people as possible. Invitations When inviting delegates or speakers to an event, particularly where this includes people who are not known to the organiser, you should include an accessibility statement with the invitation and/or confirmation. For example: “We will do our best to fulfil your requirements to allow you
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Top ten tips for communication – how to get better at speaking with people who have a learning disability

Top ten tips for communication – how to get better at speaking with people who have a learning disability Who we are My name is Ivan Cohen and I am a member of People First (Scotland). I am Chairperson of my local collective advocacy group and I also represent People First at the Inclusive Communication Hub Working Group. People First (Scotland) is the independent self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities. People First is run by and for us, the members – this makes us a Disabled Person’s User-Led Organisation. We have more than one thousand members and about one
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