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The Centre for Applied Disability Research

The Centre for Applied Disability Research (CADR) is an initiative of National Disability Services (NDS). CADR aims to improve the wellbeing of people living with disability by gathering insights, building understanding, and sharing knowledge. CADR’s applied research agenda is helping to build the evidence base and support stakeholders to better understand what works, for whom, under what circumstances and at what cost.

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Bridging the gap between what we know and what we do. Our objective is to build a comprehensive online collection of disability research and translational resources for the Australian context. Our Research to Action Guides are based on the best available local and international evidence and put together by subject matter experts to support research end users to engage with the evidence. We gather and analyse evidence about what works, and package that information into efficient and practical resources.

Acknowledgments

This resource was developed as an initiative of The University of Melbourne / Scope Australia Partnership, under the leadership of Professor Keith McVilly, and in collaboration with colleagues from the University of Sydney and Western Sydney University. It was jointly funded by the University of Melbourne's Disability Hallmark Research Initiative and Australian governments through The Research and Data Working Group. NDS Gratefully acknowledges the support of the NSW Government in establishing the NDS Centre for Applied Disability Research.

Suggested Citation

Anderson, J., McVilly*, K., Koritsas, S., Johnson, H., Wiese, M., Stancliffe, R., Lyon, K., & Rezzani, N., Ozge, J. (2017). Accessible written information resources for adults with intellectual disability: Good Practice Summary. Research to Action Guide, NDS Centre for Applied Disability Research. *Corresponding Author:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NDS gratefully acknowledges the support of the NSW Government in establishing the NDS Centre for Applied Disability Research.

About this Research to Action Guide

This Research to Action Guide will assist people and organisations that want to prepare written information in an accessible way, and in particular information for people with intellectual disability. The availability of information in accessible formats is important as it will contribute to the ability of people with intellectual disability to exercise their right to make informed choices, and in turn maximise their potential to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of community life.

This Good Practice Summary forms part of a suite of resources produced for CADR on this topic. The suite includes a Rapid Review of the Literature that gives guidance on how to make written information resources as accessible as possible for people with intellectual disability. The Rapid Review provides a full listing of references informing this Good Practice Summary. Both are available at the CADR Clearing House, www.cadr.org.au.

At the end of this Good Practice Summary is a Quick Reference Guide; a print-out perfect for guidance on the go.

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