SDEF has begun its work on providing easy to access online spaces which will provide information around inclusive communication, Accessible Design and Accessible Transport.
These ‘hubs’ do not seek to duplicate existing materials, but will signpost visitors to those websites which hold relevant information.
The first of the hubs, www.Includeusall.org.uk was completed and launched in March 2016 and has been warmly received by the public and by professionals. The Includeusall website provides information, articles, guidance and templates for individuals, staff and professionals on how to communicate more inclusively. It aims to make Scotland more inclusive in its approach to information by raising awareness of good practice in inclusive communication and accessible information.
The Inclusive Design Hub has been developed with the aim of providing information to individuals interested in accessible design, right through to professionals and planners seeking further information and guidance on planning and development, as well as examples of good practice and commitment to inclusive design.
Accessible Travel Hub – www.accessibletravel.scot
The aim of the hub is to educate staff, managers and individuals on accessible travel issues, rights and duties and also to provide local information on accessibility across all modes of transport, including buses and coaches, trains, taxis and cars, ferries, planes and community transport.
The Accessible Travel Hub will also provide ongoing updates on the Accessible Travel Plan developed in coproduction with Transport Scotland, disabled people and their groups, and transport providers and operators.
Lastly the hub will provide a contact point for disabled people who wish to be directly involved in the monitoring of the Accessible Travel Plan.