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Communication Support Principles

Principle 1
Principle 1

Recognise that every community or group may include people with communication support needs.

For example you may be doing the following:

All these groups may include people with communication support needs. So always:

  • Adopt a policy of using clear, simple verbal and written language and design in all communications. This will make it easier for everyone to access information and engage in events.

  • Save time and money by developing a set of templates for people in the organisation to use.  For example for letters, meeting papers, presentations. 

More information Templates

  • Make sure that everyone involved in the design and implementation of a public engagement activity understands the breadth and impact of communication support needs. For example include it in staff induction and offer training.
  • Routinely ask people if they have communication support needs

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