Disability Equality Scotland scoops prize celebrating Inclusive Communication

Disability Equality Scotland is celebrating its recent success at the Sensory and Equality Awards 2019, held in Glasgow on Friday 15 March 2019.    

The Awards followed a successful conference held jointly by deafscotland and Disability Equality Scotland to showcase inclusive communication and ensuring that communication really is for all.

We were runner-up in the category ‘Multi-sensory and inclusive communication approach to communication in Scotland’ which was sponsored by STV Signpost. Scottish Parliament Public Information and Resources won the category.

We were acknowledged for our work in promoting inclusive communication.  As hosts of Scotland’s first Inclusive Communication Hub www.inclusivecommunication.scot we advocate for the use of plain and simple language to get their message across.

Our CEO, Morven Brooks ran a workshop during the Conference, promoting the different ways that we engage with a pan-disability membership.  She said:

“We are absolutely delighted to accept this award as an acknowledgement of our work promoting inclusive communication.  It is so important for disabled people to be able to access information in a format that suits their needs, and our work with the Inclusive Communication Hub promotes the simple changes we can all make so information is inclusive.”

Please find attached an image of Ian Buchanan, Morven Brooks and Emma Scott from Disability Equality Scotland collecting the award, presented by Kelly-Ann Woodland from STV News.