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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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What's New


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.


The updated version of the ‘Making Websites Accessible’ publication will be available on the website soon!

New publication on it’s way – ‘Accessibility in your Workplace’.

Various quick guides have been added to our website!


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Information Explosion event – Inverness, 28th October 2015

Join the Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) and Disability Information Scotland for lunch and an informal afternoon of:

  • Discovering more about accessible information and why it’s important.
  • Networking with others to share ideas and experiences about information and how it’s provided.
  • Learning about the support available from SAIF and Disability Information Scotland.
  • Exploring stalls and information available from a range of organisations.

To register for this event, complete the online form or alternatively, email mairi.whannel@scvo.org.uk or telephone 0141 559 5021.

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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