At Thinklusive we believe that the clarity of information and communication is paramount and that successful accessible information is important, not just for those with additional communication needs, but for everyone.
What we do
We specialise in creating communications that are accessible to all using print, audio, video and digital solutions.
Easy read uses pictures to support the meaning of text. It can be used by a carer to talk through a communication with someone with learning
disabilities so that they can understand it.
Easy read is often also preferred by readers without learning disabilities, as it gives the essential information on a topic without a lot of background information. It can be especially helpful for people who are not fluent in English.
Essentially, wherever text is used, symbols can be used alongside it, providing an environment that is inclusive for all. Symbols are used everywhere – on road signs, on our phones and computers, and in public spaces to highlight everything from cafes to toilets. They help communicate ideas quickly and simply, helping us visualise and remember what we have seen. These are designed primary to give people with learning difficulties a simple alternative to text, but in reality they prove useful to a wider range of people, such as people with low literacy or who don’t use English as a first language.
The complete Widgit Symbol Set consists of more than 11,000 symbols, which provide a clear visual representation of over 40,000 words and phrases.
Widgit is a symbol-based language used predominantly for people with learning disabilities. It uses pictorial symbols, either as an alternative to text, or to accompany it. Symbols have been used extensively in SEN schools and there is also a growing trend for symbols being used in primary schools to help children needing support with literacy.
Audio & video, ‘Talking Texts’
A format developed in Suffolk. A combination of easy-read photosymbols and the spoken word.
Accessible to many individuals, including people with learning disabilities, autism, those who find reading difficult, people with dementia and
people who speak English as a second language.
Large print publications are documents with a point size of 16 and above.
Large print versions of publications are essential for some disabled people, for example people with visual impairments, learning disabilities, dyslexia and problems with coordination or manual dexterity.
Publications using alternate colour-ways can support people with visual impairments to access information. The contrast of the text against the paper/background will have implications for its legibility. Alternative colour-ways can support the legibility of text for individuals with visual impairments.
We support the creation of information that is accessible to all.
We work on accessible documents for health and social care organisations locally, regionally and nationally.