Transgender easy read guide
We launched a new Transgender easy read guide at the Learning Disability England conference in Manchester.
This guide was produced jointly with CMG (www.cmg.co.uk) and CHANGE (www.changepeople.org) after discussions on this issue affecting people with learning disabilities and the lack of accessible information on this topic.
CHANGE run focus groups with people with disabilities from both CMG and Choice Support, in Croydon and Wakefield respectively. The focus groups explored questions, and looked at the research and other information about transgender.
The information within the guide came directly from people with disabilities and discusses the notions of sex and gender, being transgender and signposting to organisations that can help people transitioning. People from the transgender community were also involved in the discussions and they have contributed to the review of the guide before its publication.
This has been very challenging, especially in translating the complexity and nuance of the language and the terminology we came up with at the focus groups, in a sensitive manner. Thomas Doukas
Thomas continues: "At the same time it’s been very illuminating, as we all learned a lot about this subject. It’s been a brilliant journey and I am confident the end product will be of great use to people exploring such transition."