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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.

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

We offer in-house training courses that can be tailored to the needs of organisations.


All of SAIF’s publications are currently under review. This is to ensure they are relevant and that the on-line versions are compatible when using Microsoft software.

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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.

The Information explosion – information inclusion workshop materials are available for download.  If you would like these in another format please email saifscotland@scvo.org.uk or phone Mairi on 0141 559 5021.

Tweet, tweet, tweet – View a summary of tweets from our event at the Gathering 2015. Storify: Information explosion – information exclusion.

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