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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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We are recruiting for new SAIF members

This is a voluntary/unpaid position.  Members can be based anywhere in Scotland – Travel expenses are reimbursed for forum meetings in Glasgow/Edinburgh or other approved SAIF business.

The closing date for applications is Monday 15th February 2016

Interviews will take place on Thursday 3rd March.

For further information and an application pack, please contact Mairi Whannel on 0141 559 5021 or email saifscotland@scvo.org.uk

Inclusive Communication Hub – What do you think?

The Scottish Accessible Information Forum (SAIF) and the Scottish Disability Equality Forum (SDEF) have formed a Steering Group to develop an Inclusive Communication Hub for Scotland.

The Inclusive Communication Hub will be the first of its’ kind for Scotland.  To find out more about the purpose of the Hub see our Inclusive Communication Hub page.

The Steering Group have produced a survey to find out your views on the Hub.  The survey is on our Inclusive Communication Hub page please take 15 minutes to answer our questions.

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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