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• Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Many readers will already be aware of the Responsible Reform Report – also known as the Spartacus Report – a detailed investigation into the Government’s consultation on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) reform.

The report has seen a huge wave of support on Twitter from activists and celebrities like Stephen Fry, which has led to the media – ranging from The Guardian to the Daily Mail – finally giving the real concerns of disabled people the recognition they deserve.

However, some people won’t have had the chance to read the report first hand, such as people with learning disabilities, low literacy or visual impairments, who may find reading dense text difficult and prefer more accessible “easy read” formats.

That’s why we were proud to be approached by the activists behind the Responsible Reform Report and asked to translate the report’s main findings into an easy read version:

Download the Easy Read PDF version (1.94mb) of the Responsible Reform report.

And do pass on the word to anyone wo can benefit from this -  we believe everyone should have the opportunity to be informed about politics and have a say in the decisions that affect them – and creating accessible formats is an essential step towards this goal.

Jaime Gill, head of press and public affairs

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17 Comments »

  1. [...] thanks to United Response for producing this easy read version for those with learning difficulties, literacy or visual [...]

    Pingback by Report finds Government is consistently misrepresenting facts around disability benefits | Shropshire Disability Network — January 10, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

  2. [...] jQuery("#errors*").hide(); window.location= data.themeInternalUrl; } }); } http://www.unitedresponse.org.uk – Today, 7:00 [...]

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  3. [...] That work was conducted in quite a short time during which they had to raise the money to fund the bare bones of the reports… it all came from Disabled people and their Carers and Friends to the cause. The Result: The Responsible Reform Report. There is also an Easy Read version of the report here [...]

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  4. Where are people able to petition against this? What can we do to reach a compromise if they insist this is to go ahead?

    Comment by Ema Langley — January 12, 2012 @ 10:59 am

  5. Hey Emma – you can sign this petition to pause the DLA reform: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/20968

    Comment by James — January 12, 2012 @ 11:13 am

  6. [...] ‘Responsible Reform: A report on the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance’ is a challenge to government announcements. The report is entirely written, researched funded and supported by sick and disabled people, who came together through social media to share their experiences, skills and talents. The main author is Diary of a Benefit Scrounger. The report analyses responses to government consultation, and finds that parliament was misled. [...]

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  7. [...] the Spartacus Report, a campaign started by e-blogger Sue Marsh inspired by the experiences shared on her [...]

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  8. [...] Reform” aka “The Sparticus Report“, you can also see the easy read version here. This has caused quite a storm on Twitter, with many celebrities and professionals coming out in [...]

    Pingback by A Blog from Another World » How the Government’s changes to Disability/Sickness Benefits will affect me? — January 18, 2012 @ 2:58 am

  9. [...] ethnic media assail excited up by the #spartacusreport was indeed impressive and has prefabricated a priceless effort to candidature on the goodness [...]

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  10. [...] social media storm stirred up by the #spartacusreport was indeed spectacular and has made a valuable contribution to campaigning on the welfare reform [...]

    Pingback by Letters: Disabled unity | Disability Caring — January 19, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

  11. [...] social media storm stirred up by the #spartacusreport was indeed spectacular and has made a valuable contribution to campaigning on the welfare reform [...]

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  12. [...] disability diving allowance. United Response translated the Responsible Reform report into an easy-read version, helping it to have a bigger impact across traditional and [...]

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  13. [...] disability diving allowance. United Response translated the Responsible Reform report into an easy-read version, helping it to have a bigger impact across traditional and [...]

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  14. [...] disability diving allowance. United Response translated the Responsible Reform report into an easy-read version, helping it to have a bigger impact across traditional and [...]

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  15. [...] disability diving allowance. United Response translated the Responsible Reform report into an easy-read version, helping it to have a bigger impact across traditional and [...]

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  16. [...] disability diving allowance. United Response translated the Responsible Reform report into an easy-read version, helping it to have a bigger impact across traditional and [...]

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  17. […] Report’, a consultation launched by disability groups in response to the cuts, found mass opposition amongst people with disabilities to changing the DLA to the PIP. It felt ironic to many people with disabilities that the Personal Independence Payment that […]

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