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Spread the word about ‘IncludeUsAll’: Scotland’s Inclusive Communication Hub
Being inclusive enables people with communication support needs to access the information you develop.
According to the Equality Act 2010 you are disabled if you ‘have a physical or mental impairment that has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ negative effect on your ability to do normal daily activities’. It’s actually not quite as clear cut
1 in 5 people in Scotland are disabled. That’s around one million people. Whether you are a business, a charity or in the public sector, you will be working with, selling to or supporting disabled people.
In the 2011 census around 1 million people living in Scotland reported that their day-to-day activities were limited by a long-term health problem or disability. This means that the current ‘Access All Areas’ campaign being led by the Largs and Millport
Autism Spectrum Disorder affects different people in different ways and to varying degrees. This means that one cannot make an assumption about the needs of any individual with ASD. A person with high-functioning Autism or Aspergers may suffer high anxiety
There is no need for guesswork! Ask the person you are speaking to how they would like to communicate. Do not assume that a deaf person uses BSL or lipreads. Ask where they would like to sit, what is needed
We would like to know what you think of this Inclusive Communication Hub.
In my first column about the Access for All campaign, I asked a provocative question: ‘…what would be the point of gaining physical access to a restaurant if you can’t read any of the menus?’ Perhaps, I could have asked