To develop a greater understanding of the need
to use appropriate language and formats when preparing accessible
information for the public.
Providing accessible information that is jargon free,
appropriate and understandable (National Principle for Public
Engagement No. 5) is a key element in helping to achieve success in
your engagement work.
The course will help you do this by exploring 'why' providing
accessible information is important; what the term "accessible"
means and a range of different formats for producing accessible
information. There will be a focus on preparing accessible
consultation documents and other written materials such as leaflets
that are used to promote events or provide information about
services. Ensuring that online content is accessible will be
covered. There will be the opportunity to consider challenges
learners may have in producing accessible information within their
organisations and how these could be overcome.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Understand the importance of accessibility when preparing
information for the public
- Identify a number of different formats for providing accessible
- Identify the barriers and potential solutions associated with
providing accessible information
- Know where to go for further guidance and information on
Who this course is for
This course is aimed at anyone who has a responsibility for
effective and accessible communication within their