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Inclusive communications

South West networking group

10 November 2017

Despite advances in technology, there are still a number of different factors preventing groups of people or individuals from receiving communications. With over 13 million disabled people in the UK as communicators, we are potentially missing out on supporters and donations.

As with any other large group, there can be no one-size fits all approach to how to communicate with disabled people. The way in which some disabled people access communications may be different to non-disabled people. People with different impairments have different needs or experience different barriers to accessing information.

At this event we explored how we can create inclusive and accessible communications, considering planning, terminology and language, accessible formats, design and more.


Accessible language and formats
Abi Delderfield, quality and evaluation lead, Macmillan Cancer Support

Easy Read guidelines
Laura Griffiths, accessible information officer, Learning Disability Wales

Get your copy of the Clear and Easy handbook

Delivering accessible and inclusive communications
Catherine Grinyer, inclusive comm consultant and director of Big Voice Communications

Download a copy of the Inclusive communications guide by English Federation of Disability Sport, Big Voice Communications and Sport England

About the South West Networking Group

The South West Networking Group is a network of comms professionals working in UK charities and not-for-profit organisations in the South West of England and Wales.

Meeting three times a year in Bristol, each event focuses on a different comms topic with presentations, group discussions and networking. These events are a great opportunity to meet your peers, compare notes on workplace practices and share successes, ideas, challenges and inspiration. The group is designed to encourage networking and peer-to-peer support, sharing issues in a ‘safe’ and relaxed environment.

If you’d like to be added to the South West Networking Group mailing list please contact Hanna Chowdhury.

If you’re interested in sponsoring the South West Networking Group, presenting at a future event or joining the steering group, please contact Vanessa Weddell.