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What is accessible information?

People with communication support needs face exclusion and discrimination every day.

Accessible information is giving information in a way that is accessible to as many people as possible.

To make information accessible you need to think about the language you use, and how you present it.

Accessible information is part of Inclusive Communication.

Who can use SAIF?

Anyone who is interested in making sure that their information is accessible:

  • Large and small organisations across all sectors.
  • Trusts and Boards.
  • Community groups.
  • Individuals

What does SAIF do?

The Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) works to promote social inclusion by representing the interests of people living with information needs across Scotland and supporting the rights of disabled people and carers in having access to timely and accurate information.

SAIF can help you make your information accessible to all by raising your awareness & understanding of accessible information and providing information and support for you and your organisation.

For further information please go to the About SAIF page.

Making information accessible
to disabled people...

What's New

NEW training courses available!

Accessible Information: get your message across – Edinburgh, 2nd Feb | Glasgow, 8th Mar

Hidden Accessibility: how to create accessible documents – Edinburgh, 9th Feb | Glasgow, 14th Mar

FREE e-learning modules are available on our website.  You can register using the form on our Training page.


Various quick guides have been added to our website!

– How to apply headings within Styles

– Producing an accessible PDF from Word

– Accessibility checks in PDF documents

– Creating an accessible template in Word 2013


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Scotland’s Inclusive Communication Hub

Be informed, be in the know, and become inclusive, visit http://includeusall.org.uk and don’t forget to tell us what you think!

Share your experiences regarding Accessible Information

We would like to hear from people and organisations with experiences to share regarding accessible information.   We would also like to find out what kind of support you need in terms of training, information and advice.  Please answer our three questions about accessible information.

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