Create accessible communications
Barnwood Trust’s Our Changing World report highlighted the barriers to communication and lack of accessible information during the Covid-19 pandemic. This has made life more difficult for many people in Gloucestershire and impacted on their mental wellbeing.
Here are some things to think about when creating accessible communications, such as when producing posters, signs or written information so that they can be understood by everyone.
First ask yourself, who is the material for? If there are lots of different people, think about the simplest and clearest way to present the information so that the greatest number of people will understand it.
Next, think about whether any adjustments will help to ensure that no one is left out. People who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or visually impaired, autistic, learning disabled or experiencing dementia, as well as people who are learning English, may need information in a different format that works best for them. Such as, easy read or symbol-based information, large print, audio, or British Sign Language interpreted videos.