Wednesday, 1 August 2012
Thanks to funding from Welsh Government, Learning Disability Wales has worked in partnership with other voluntary sector organisations in Wales to develop a website to enable people with learning disabilities and their families to find accessible information about health and wellbeing.
The website is called Easy Read Health Wales and has been rigorously tested by the Digital Accessibility Centre to ensure that it is as accessible as possible for anyone with a disability. People with learning disabilities have poorer health outcomes than the general population and having access to information in a format that they can understand is an important step towards improving this situation.
It is particularly important that people with learning disabilities have access to Easy Read information about healthy living including the importance of exercise and healthy eating as well as the dangers of smoking and drinking too much alcohol, all of which are covered on the website.