70% of people with a learning disability said that they want to vote in the future, but 64% have felt unable to in previous elections1 Today (9 May) learning disability charity Mencap, has launched a set of accessible guides to the General Election to ensure people with a learning disability feel able to make their voices heard and cast their vote. In partnership with the Electoral Commission, Mencap has produced an Easy Read guide for people with a learning disability on how to register to vote, the political process and how to vote on the day. Mencap has also produced a guide for supporters of people with a learning disability on how to help the person they support to cast their vote. The Easy Read guides use simple language and pictures, which make it easier for people with communication difficulties to understand the often complicated political process. In the 2015 General Election, Easy Read materials were the most downloaded set of materials from the Mencap website2. On Friday,

Source: Accessible guides launched to prevent General Election being inaccessible to 1 million adults with a learning disability | DisabledGo News and Blog

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