Everyone has a right to get information
Getting information is a right for all! Through this, people are enabled to make the choices and decisions which will allow them to fully participate in the life of their communities.
Moreover being able to read boosts people ‘self-confidence and allows them to expand their view of the world and take control of their own lives. Through reading, people can share ideas, thoughts and experiences, and grow as human beings.
People with disabilities often miss out on vital information because it is delivered in ways they cannot understand. But people with disabilities also have the right to receive information and they should be able to access information which responds to their needs.
Easy to read texts
Inclusion Europe believes that a lack of accessible information results in the discrimination and social exclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. Therefore we have developed “guidelines” on how to write texts and publications that are accessible to people with intellectual disabilities. We call them easy-to-read texts.
In order to inform people with intellectual disabilities that some publications are accessible for them Inclusion Europe also developed the European easy-to-read logo. Once affixed on a text, this logo should make it clear that the text is accessible for all.