Easy Read Service

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Mencap Liverpool have now launched an Easy Read service.

We will use our expertise and experience to put your information into Easy Read, an accessible format specifically designed to be easy to understand for people with a learning disability.

Since the introduction of the Equality Act (2010), all organisations are required to produce information in an accessible format so that people with different learning needs and/or disabilities are able to fully understand them. Producing documents in Easy Read is a great way of ensuring you meet this requirement, and that your information is accessible, not only to people with a learning disability, but to those with other needs, such as people who speak English as a second language.

Mencap Liverpool uses a range of images to create Easy Read documents (for example, Photosymbols®), but we can also tailor photographs specific to your information to include in any work we might do for you. We will also try our very best to fit in with your branding guidelines, so long as the document’s accessibility is not compromised as a result.

What people have said about our Easy Read work

“Working on this project with Mencap Liverpool was a pleasant and interesting experience. Lois was knowledgeable and reassuring at the consultation stage and stuck to all of the deadlines we’d agreed to.The User Testing session was a brilliant idea and we would recommend this to any other organisations that want to create Easy Read documents. Once again, Lois was knowledgeable and helpful and facilitated the session perfectly. Overall, the project has been extremely enjoyable and easy. Our Easy Read handbook looks great and does everything that we need it to. AFG would like to thank the Mencap Liverpool and in Particular Lois and the User Testing group for all their help and support.” (Joe Swindells, Internal Communications Business Partner, Alternative Futures Group)

 

“I have experience of working with service users who access Mencap Liverpool.  Their Easy Read resources have been invaluable to those individuals who do not understand time and/or became anxious about when events will be taking place.  Having a visual resource available for the person to refer to has proven highly effective in reducing these anxieties.  Additionally, the Easy Read referral form and other documents help to increase the autonomy of people with a learning disability by allowing them to access information and self-refer to the service.” (Kate Ashworth, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Merseycare) 

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Member Paul supporting our Easy Read service

“Mencap Liverpool’s work is very easy to understand – no faults! All the information I get is great – I understand it all the time. The pictures next to the words make it very easy to read and understand. Mencap Liverpool can put easy words and pictures to everything – they know what they’re doing!” (Paul Staples, member of Mencap Liverpool) 

Download our competitive price list here Easy Read Service_Price List

All the money we make from our Easy Read service directly benefits our members by helping to ensure we are more sustainable and can continue supporting people with a learning disability in Liverpool.

For more information please contact us on  0151 707 8582 or email [email protected] 

 

 

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