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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Easy to Read Signs for Medical Offices

In December 2011, Northeast Edmonton Literacy Network did a Literacy Walkabout at the doctors’ offices at Abbottsfield Mall. As a result, the Network offered to develop literacy-friendly signs in clear language for medical offices. We are very grateful to Network members Bev Burke and Corinna Ruhl of Simply Put Consulting, Inc., who took on this project and consulted literacy learners as they made the signs.
Clear signs help everyone. It is especially important for these groups:
  • adults with lower literacy skills
  • adults learning English as a second language
  • seniors with mild dementia
  • adults with vision loss
  • adults with developmental disabilities
  • patients who are scared or upset about an illness
You can download the signs at the links below. The PDFs include the signs and some information about the project. We hope you will print and use these signs.

To look at the PDF in your browser, click the link. To save a copy to your computer, right-click on the link, choose “Save Link As” or “Save Target As”, then choose where to save the file.