EdHealth Australia can help your organisation improve its communication strategy with the design of low literacy handouts for people with very low literacy/health literacy. Highly effective handouts and resources can be produced on any topic. Jayne Lehmann can work with you to create a text for the target message and prepares the images, using Boardmaker a visual communication program, to illustrate the text.
What do the low literacy resources look like?
Example of a resource designed to inform people with an intellectual disability the community visitors from the Community Visitor’s Scheme in South Australia will be visiting.
A resource designed to support a client in aged care with expressive communication disorder after experiencing a stroke.
What type of organisations benefit from low literacy resources?
- Advocacy organisations
- Aged care organisations
- Disability organisations
- Government departments
- Government instrumentalities
- Health services
- Individuals with a specific needs
- Local councils
- Non government providers
- National Disability Insurance Scheme providers
- Organisations providing services to people with the issues outlined below
- Strategies targeting people with intellectual disability, impaired cognitive disabilities, low health literacy and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse populations.
What sort of communication issues can be supported by low literacy resources?
- Acquired brain injury
- English as a second language
- Expressive language disorders e.g. after a stroke
- Hearing impairment
- Intellectual disability
- Learning disorder
- Low literacy
- Early school leavers.
Resources are designed to address the organisations specific needs. You may require a low literacy resource for an individual’s support needs, as a handout for people with very low literacy or for a specific project your organisation is conducting. Jayne can help your organisation to be more inclusive by supporting the people with low communication needs wanting to access your service.