Links to further guidance and information
Further information about inclusive communication can be obtained from a range of organisations, publications and tools. Here we have put together a list of useful website links for further information.
For further information and data on prevalence of communication support needs, follow the link below for ‘Communication Support Needs: A Review of the Literature’. The report also details the life experience of people with communication support needs.
For further information about who may have communication support needs and a list of conditions from which they may arise, click on ‘Talk for Scotland Toolkit’ at:
For further guidance and to find out more about how you can improve your communication, particularly for specific groups, please refer to the information below:
Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Best Value Toolkit: Equalities, Audit Scotland, July 2010
Best Value Toolkit: Customer Focus, Audit Scotland, July 2010
Communication Forum Scotland (Talk for Scotland toolkit):
Enquire: The Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning. Helping you understand children’s rights to extra help at school.
Helpline: 0845 123 2303 or email@example.com
Stroke Voices Scotland: Resources for professionals to help engage with members of the public with aphasia
Scottish Accessible Information Forum ( SAIF):
Enable Scotland ‘Accessible Information Unit’
The Office for Disability Issues, information on ‘Delivering Inclusive Communication’
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists
The Royal National Institute of Blind People ( RNIB), in particular their ‘See It Right’ Guidance:
Scottish Consortium for Learning Disability ( SCLD)
Scottish Council on Deafness ( SCoD) publications:
The Scottish Disability Equality Forum guidance on producing material in an accessible format
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
Tenant Participation Advisory Service
UPDATE, Scotland’s national disability information provider
Website Accessibility from Web Accessibility Initiative