The participation of adult service users, including older people, in developing social care

Structure - Technical barriers

Technical barriers

Lack of local British Sign Language (BSL) signers [is a problem]. Lack of notice of meetings makes it difficult to make proper arrangements, for example book signers. (Service user)

Always check that electronic equipment such as hearing loops work because they often do not.

PowerPoint and overhead projections and everything is not accessible to me and if you raise a question about it you are often made to feel that you are a nuisance. (Service user)

Ways of attempting to overcome these barriers include:

See Practice Example for Lewisham Community Empowerment Network.