The following are some recent publications from the Citizens Information Board concerning accessibility.
Accessible information for all (2009)
Published: September 2009
Making information accessible, however it is given - face to face, on a website, in print, on the phone or on DVD - means making sure that the language and format used as well as the images and design are clear, appropriate and understandable. 'Accessible Information for All; Guidelines on developing accessible information in your organisation' were originally published in 2005 and have now been reviewed and updated by Dr. Jane Pillinger for the Citizens Information Board. The review was overseen by an advisory group from the following organisations; DeafHear, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, Institute of Design and Disability, National Disability Authority and NCBI.
These practical guidelines, based on existing best practice, tell you what you should do as a public body to improve the accessibility of your information and meet the requirements of the Disability Act 2005. In particular, they offer advice on how to improve your information for people who experience information barriers. These include older people and those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities, people from new migrant communities, people with literacy difficulties, and others who may experience social exclusion, such as homeless people, Travellers and people who are isolated or in institutions.