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Working with people with a learning disability

These organisations can help you work with people with a learning disability or know people with learning disabilities who can provide training.

UR Consultants
www.unitedresponse.org.uk/what-we-do/ur-consultants/
CHANGE
www.changepeople.co.uk
People First
www.peoplefirstltd.com
Speaking Up
www.speakingup.org

The Government Office of Disability Issues has published a toolkit called 'Producing better information for disabled people — A toolkit for local authorities'. This has advice about how to involve and consult people with a disability.

www.odi.gov.uk/docs/wor/imp/toolkit.pdf

Accessible information

These organisations can provide resources to help produce accessible information.

Caroline Firenza
www.firenza.org.uk/index.htm
CHANGE
www.changepeople.co.uk
People First
www.peoplefirstltd.com
Photosymbols
www.photosymbols.com

Other formats

Organisations that can help you with advice about producing information in other formats.

British Deaf Association
www.bda.org.uk
Makaton
www.makaton.org
RNIB
www.rnib.org.uk
RNID
www.rnid.org.uk
Signalong
www.signalong.org.uk

There are lots of different organisations that provide services translating information into other languages. An internet search can help you find these.

Accessible websites

Here are some websites that are accessible for people with learning disabilities.

Every Vote Counts!
www.everyvotecounts.org.uk
Valuing People
www.valuingpeople.gov.uk
Your Money Your Home
www.unitedresponse.org.uk/your-money-your-home
Making Money Easier
www.making-money-easier.info
BBC Raw
www.bbc.co.uk

Learning Disability organisations

Learning Disability Coalition

The Learning Disability Coalition represents a large number of key learning disability organisations who have come together to form one group with one voice. Links to all of these organisations are available from their website.

www.learningdisabilitycoalition.org.uk
United Response

United Response is a charity working across England and in Wales supporting people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and physical disabilities.

www.unitedresponse.org.uk

Other useful sites

Equality and Human Rights Commission
www.equalityhumanrights.com
Electoral Commission

You can find an easy read guide to voting in the toolbox section of this website, which has resources for everyone who wants to help others get involved in the democratic process.

www.electoralcommission.org.uk
The Plain English Campaign
www.plainenglish.co.uk
Office for Public Sector Information

You can find out about current legislation by visiting

www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation/about_legislation
Parliament.co.uk

You can find out about proposed legislation by visiting

http://services.parliament.uk/bills
United Nations Enable

You can find out about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disablilities.

www.un.org/disabilities