And now for the news where people with learning disabilities are…

THE Learning Disability Alliance Scotland has launched an accessible news format for people with learning disabilities.

The first ever video easy news looks at buses in the wake of the Transport Bill being tabled in the Scottish Parliament this month.

Content was put together with the help of some of the LDAS accessible politics groups.

A spokesperson for LDAS explained: “The format is designed to give people with learning disabilities some information on a piece of news that may be of interest to them.

“It is short, there is no background noise, it has images and words to accompany the audio, and we hope it will be a useful resource going forward.”

The first LDAS Video Easy News is a ‘pilot’ one and asks people for feedback on the issue of accessibility in public transport.

It also includes the results of a survey conducted by the LDAS group in Forth Valley around the issue of bus accessibility for vulnerable people.

“This is the first one,” said the spokesperson. “We expect to develop the format as we receive feedback from viewers. For example, presentation and time length may change and the voice over will be done by our group members in future now that they have seen how it works.”

Every time a new LDAS Video Easy News film is ready, LDAS will make it available through our website and social media sites.

If there are issues you would like LDAS Video Easy News to address please get in touch here