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Inclusive training for active citizenship

A major barrier to active citizenship is

inaccessible training and capacity building events. 

Trainers may offer the services of a British Sign Language interpreter and may have information available in large font. But information and the events themselves are often less accessible to those with more diverse communication support needs.

Click here to go to a resource we have produced to help trainers make their activities more inclusive.


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Resources for trainers 



Womens Training   During 2007-2008 we piloted a course on how to influence decision-makers in Scotland. 

Participants all required support to access information and express their views.

The pilot brought together trainers experienced in capacity building and trainers experienced in communication support. The aim was to share skills. 


Inclusive Communication Trainers group

The sharing of skills between trainers in Stage 1 proved successful.  As a result of the pilot we have established the Inclusive Communication Trainers group to:

  • learn from each other
  • promote more communication accessible training
  • develop relevant training support materials.

If you are a trainer and you would like to join contact us.