Examples of Human Rights materials

The partner organisations of the Puzzle Consortium from Greece, Lithuania and Poland have co-developed these informative documents about Human Rights with their learners. This material includes advisory content, learning session plans and self-learning materials in various media formats on human rights. The information provided is designed to be easily understood by adults with ID and they have helped to develop the materials. These resources serve as good examples of the PUZZLE approach being put into practice. They should help other organisations to see the potential of the PUZZLE ‘Easy to Understand’ (EtU) approach and provide inspiration for them to try working with their learners in similar ways.

Research on the PUZZLE Project showed that it is not easy for people with ID to understand the concept of human rights. EtR and EtU information is fundamentally important to ensure that people with ID have the right to be equal and included.

The Easy to Understand approach, with its use of the full range of media tools combined with work on leadership and self-advocacy, is a new inclusive and participatory model of information production for people with ID.

These tools are easy to use and they serve as demonstrators of the PUZZLE Approach. We hope that these resources will be interesting and useful for your learners and that seeing these different approaches to making information accessible will motivate you to work with your learners and service users with ID to make your own informative tools.

Please feedback to PUZZLE on your experiences of using these resources and be sure to share any resources that YOU make with your learners with us so that we can put them on the PUZZLE platform. See how to do this in the ‘Get Involved’ section of the Website.

 

Questions and Answers about Project Puzzle’s Informative Documents

What do we mean by ‘Informative Documents’?

Typically, when we think of information, we think of leaflets, posters, newspapers and teaching resources – maybe including Websites and videos. On this project, we interpret ‘Informative Documents’ as widely as possible and work with the full range of multimedia tools to create informative resources that are in various formats.

How many important documents on the issues of human rights are adapted to the needs of people with ID?

Our research on Project Puzzle has evidenced a serious shortage of information about human rights that has been adapted to suit people with ID, especially to the needs of people who cannot read or find it difficult to understand spoken words. Easy to Read material that is produced remains primarily text based, so it is not suitable for people who cannot read.

How can professionals help people with ID to access easy to read and easy to understand information on the issues of human rights?

Our approach on Project Puzzle has been to explore how, by working with multimedia tools, we can create easy to understand materials in new simple and creative ways. As we create materials using a multimedia production approach we have found that there are many easy and effective ways to actively involve people with ID in the process.

Project Puzzle partners have applied a wide range of multimedia approaches to create information resources WITH people with ID as well as FOR the people with ID. This has enabled us to start to address the shortage of accessible information about human rights in our communities. It has also highlighted new ways in which to actively include and involve people with ID in addressing the need for more accessible information in formats that people of all abilities can understand, even if they cannot read.

This ‘multimedia advocacy’ approach to tackling the shortage of Easy to Read information uses photos, video and audio clips, drama production, craft skills and participatory workshop methods to make information that is not just ‘Easy to Read – it is easy to create, easy to look at, to watch and to listen to. Information presented in multimedia formats is easy to interpret and understand in whatever way suits the individual’s communication preferences and personal accessibility needs.

The Project Puzzle team feel that the multimedia approach can take ‘Easy to Read’ work to another level.

 

Informative documents

Puzzle Informative documents are grounded on the main principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The informative documents are produced using Project Puzzle’s Easy to Understand (EtU) approach and can be used by teachers, family members, carers and practitioners working with people with learning disabilities (UK)/ intellectual and developmental disabilities (USA), autism spectrum conditions, and/or mental health problems.

All PUZZLE project partners hope that our experience and examples of good practice will inspire people with ID and professionals working with people with ID in other countries and organizations to make their own EtR and EtU products.

 Trip adviser

Trip adviser

Language: English
Format: Powerpoint presentation
Description: This is the tool to help people with ID to organize their own trip. According the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [Article 20. Getting about]
Related session plan (EN)
Produced by: JDC

 Self Advocacy

Self Advocacy

Language: English
Format: Video
Description: This is the tool to help people with ID to represent themselves, to start the communication with other people and to ask for help if it is necessary. According the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [Article 8. Giving people information about disability]
Related session plan
Produced by: JDC

 Do you wanna have good shoes

Do you wanna have good shoes

Language: English
Format: Powerpoint presentation
Description: This is a tool to help people with ID to understand that they can have money, control their own money and can buy what they want or need. [Article 12. Being treated equally by the law]
Related session plan
Produced by: JDC

 International Trip adviser

International Trip adviser

Language: English
Format: Powerpoint presentation
Description: This is the tool to help people with ID to organize their owe trip. According the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [Article 20. Getting about]
Related session plan
Related session plan (LT)
Produced by: JDC

 My leisure time

My leisure time

Language: English
Format: Video
Description: This is the tool to help people with ID to go to the cinema. According the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [Article 30. Sport and leisure]
Related session plan
Related session plan (LT)
Produced by: JDC

 How to control my own money

How to control my own money

Language: English
Format: Video
Description: This is a tool to help people with ID to understand that they can have money, control their own money and can buy what they want or need. [Article 12. Being treated equally by the law]
Related session plan
Produced by: JDC

 Can I have a date

Can I have a date

Language: English
Format: Video
Description: This is a tool to help people with ID to understand that disabled people have equal rights to personal relationships. [Article 23. Respect for the home and the family]
Produced by: JDC

 Right to have  family

Right to have family

Language: English
Format: Video
Description: This is a tool to help people with ID to understand that disabled people have equal rights to get married and start a family as long as both of the couple want to. [Article 23. Respect for the home and the family]
Produced by: JDC

 How to have a good time

How to have a good time

Language: English
Format: Powerpoint presentation
Description: This is the tool to help people with ID to go to the cinema. According the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [Article 30. Sport and leisure]
Produced by: JDC

 Trip Adviser

Trip Adviser

Language: English
Format: Presentation
Description: Presentation about trip to the Hill of Crosses. Presentation shows to people with ID that they spend free time as they want and they can go on trips that are interesting for them. [Article 30 Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport]
Produced by: ŚMIAŁEK

 My rights

My rights

Language: English
Format: Presentation
Description: Document describing basic human rights of people with ID
Produced by: ŚMIAŁEK

 Travel guide

Travel guide

Language: English
Format: RIX wiki
Description: A travel guide on a visit to the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania. [Article 20. Personal Mobility]
Produced by: FORTH

 Traffic Education

Traffic Education

Language: English
Format: Powerpoint Presentation
Description: Person-centered Project «Traffic Education» for a student of «K.E.E.P.E.A.Horizontes» [Article 20. Personal Mobility]

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