JIU prepares the first-ever ‘Easy Read’ version of a report summary

The Joint Inspection Unit has released an ‘Easy Read’ version of the executive summary of the JIU review (JIU/REP/2018/6) on enhancing accessibility for persons with disabilities to conferences and meetings of the United Nations system. The marks the first occasion that the contents of a JIU review have been prepared in ‘Easy Read’ format, with the intent to improve the accessibility of the findings of the review for persons with disabilities.

The ‘Easy Read’ format helps people with learning disabilities understand information easily by using short, simplified sentences accompanied by pictures to support the meaning of the text. The preparation of executive summary in the ‘Easy Read’ format serves as an acknowledgement of the valuable contribution made by representative organizations of persons with disabilities to the review, and to the JIU’s own commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which emphasizes inclusion and references disability in multiple targets across various goals.

The ‘Easy Read’ version of the executive summary as well as the review highlights can be accessed here

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