A simplification obviously, and compounded by a number of other influencing factors, but here, from a psychological not a political perspective, is my breakdown of what those were and why they were important. Some of the same issues would have applied had the vote gone the other way. A referendum is an extraordinary thing because many more people than usual tend to vote which means there’s likely to be a significant number of novice voters, people less experienced at the whole rather intimidating process, than usual. Why is this important? Because when something is important AND you’re not familiar … Continue reading How one word may have swung the EU vote
For most of my clinical career I worked with people with intellectual disabilities, and if you spend any time at all with people who find reading difficult, you soon realise how much literacy matters. Assessing decisional capacity, I listened as people accused of breaching contracts or tenancy agreements, stumbled through them word by word and sometimes syllable by syllable, arriving finally at the end with no idea of what it all meant. I also saw the blank faces at meetings where, despite supplementary documents being produced using EasyRead to maximise inclusivity, understanding was limited. People were distracted by the images … Continue reading Personal Readers – a new application for QR codes?