How to use the toolkit
The toolkit is divided into seven main sections
- Why use the toolkit?
- Communication support needs
- Communication Support Principles
- Public engagement activities
- Consult the experts
- Listen to the experts
Go to ‘Why use the toolkit, Introduction’ for a summary of content.
In each section there are links to practical advice and quotes from people with diverse communication support needs.
Go to ‘Listen to the experts’ to access all the quotes in one place.
In addition to the seven main sections there is ‘Key messages’ on the toolkit home page. This will give you a brief overview of the main points of the toolkit.
We welcome your comments. Please use the feedback form on the toolkit home page.
We have not produced a printed version of the whole toolkit.
You can download and print what you want.
Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF documents are available for each of the sections and the practical advice, templates and examples.
Software for downloads
Word documents may be read using Microsoft Word 97 or a more recent version. If you do not use MS Word, a Word reader can be downloaded from: Microsoft Word Viewer.
To read Adobe PDF files you can download a free Acrobat Reader from www.adobe.com.
Left hand menu
To the left of every page on the toolkit you will see a coloured column.
In this column you will find a link to:
- The home page of the toolkit
- The content of the section you are in
- The main sections of the toolkit
- Communication Forum Scotland website home page
- Contact details
Links at the top of the page
At the top of each page you will see some small links. These show where you are in the website. You can use these links to go back to a related section
Links at the bottom of the page
At the bottom of each page you will find a "Go back one page" link. Click on this to go back to the page you were looking at before.
You can use the "Back" button at the very top left hand side of the screen to return to the web page you were on.
Moving up and down web pages
Use the scroll bar on the right side of each page
To move through a web page one line at a time, click on the arrow at the bottom of the scroll bar or the arrow at the top.
To move one screen at a time, click on the space inside the scroll bar above or below the darker grey scroll button.
Links to other resources are blue.
To view the website without the pictures and graphics click on the "Text only" link at the top of the page.
Once you are in the text only mode you can also adjust the font colour and size, as well as the background.
If you are unable to find the information you are looking for you can contact Communication Forum Scotland for further assistance.