Borderline Personality Disorder

This document has been rated 5* because;

+ Images are good quality and reflect the meaning of the text. The use of CHANGE images is very effective in conveying the emotions explained in the text.
+ The language has been simplified and conveys the meaning of the information clearly.
+ The layout is simple and easy to follow; it's easy to see which image relates to each section of text.
+ Information has been broken down into manageable chunks using short sentences and clear headings.

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Communication for Health Evaluation - Easy Read Report

This document has been rated 5* because;

+ Images are of a good size and quality, and reflect the meaning of the text that they accompany.
+ The information has been broken down into small sections with the use of bullet points and sub-headings.
+ The language has been simplified and is easy to understand. Local service-users checked the language and said it was easy.
+ The layout is simple and easy to follow. There is not too much information on each page.

- May not be relevant to service-users from other areas.

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Community Nursing Service for adults with learning disabilities - Information Leaflet

This document has been rated 5* because;

+ The information has been broken down into small sections of text, with the key pieces of information clearly conveyed with the use of bullet points.
+ The images that have been used are good quality and reflective of the meaning of the text that they accompany. The use of local specific logos makes the information easier to understand, as commented by local people with learning disabilities.
+ The language is simple and easy to understand.
+ The layout is simple and it's very easy to follow which image relates to each bullet point of text.
+ The information clearly coveys its intended meaning.

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Going to the dentist

This document has been rated 4.5* because;

+ The images are clear and good quality.
+ The layout is simple, and it is easy to see which image relates to each piece of text.
+ The images are reflective of the meaning of the text that they accompany, and the intended meaning is clearly conveyed.
+ The information has been broken up into small sections that are easy to follow.
+ The language could be simplified further as some difficult words remain in the text e.g. "upright" "examine". Furthermore, the use of additional symbols beside the text could be confusing for some readers.

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Health Improvement Strategy for Adults with a Learning Disability Living in Fife - Easy Read Version

This document has been rated 5* because;

+ The information has been broken up into small sections of text, with the key pieces of information clearly conveyed.
+ The images that have been used are good quality and reflective of the meaning of the text that they accompany. The group suggested that the information egarding being an active citizen could be even easier to understand if the image showed logos of local colleges in the area as these are very recognisable and familiar visuals for local service-users.
+ The language is simple and easy to understand. The group made some suggestions of way that some of the language could be easier to understand, but agreed that overall the language had been simplified effectively.
+ The layout is simple and easy to follow. It is clear which image relates to each section of text.
+ The information clearly coveys its intended meaning.

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NHS 24

This document has been rated 4.5* because;

+ The language is simple and easy to read.
+ The layout is simple and easy to follow.
+ The information has been broken down into manageable chunks of text.

- The symbols used could be more reflective of the meaning of the text that they accompany.

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Physiotherapy Department

This document has been rated 5* because;

+ The language has been simplified to eliminate jargon and other difficult words.
+ The layout is simple, and it is easy to see which image relates to each piece of text.
+ The images are reflective of the meaning of the text that they accompany.
+ The images that have been used are good quality and easy to see.
+ The information has been broken up into small sections using bullet points.

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Rebound Therapy

This document has been rated 5* because;

+ Images are good quality and reflect the meaning of the text.
+ The language has been simplified and conveys the meaning clearly.
+ The layout is simple and easy to follow; it's easy to see which image relates to each section of text.
+ Information has been broken down into manageable chunks using bullet points.

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Speech and Language Therapy for Adults with Learning Disabilities Leaflet

This document has been rated 4.5* because;

+ Images are clear and match what the text says.
+ Language has been simplified to make it easier to understand.
+ Layout is clear and well spaced out. Easy to see which image relates to each section of text.
+ The information has been broken down into small sections.

- Be consistent with wording

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The Pharmacist

This document has been rated 5* because;

+ The information has been broken into small sections of text that is clear and easy to understand.
+ The layout is simple and it is clear which image relates to each section of text.
+ The images that have been chosen are reflective of the meaning of the text.
+ The information clearly conveys its intended meaning with the use of clear images and headings.

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What Did You Think Of This Doctor?

This document has been rated 3.5* because;

- The symbols are not reflective of the meaning of the text.
- Some of the language needs to be simplified.
- Extra spacing is needed between lines of text.

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What Is A Keyworker

This document has been rated 4* because;

+ Attractive and eye catching therefore more appealing to service users.
+ Relevant to service users.
+ Layout is easy to follow.
+ Appropriate use of text to support images.

- 'Keyworker is' box to start of document with staff photo.
- Use image with tick or thumbs up for last image portraying happy.
- Top image second page perhaps needs to have speech bubbles to convey meaning.

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What is Osteoporosis

This document has been rated 5* because;

+ The majority of the pictures are very clear and convey the intended meaning.
+ The layout is very clear.
+ This explains the topic very well.

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