Video for people with an intellectual disability about reducing transmission
The Swedish Agency for Participation, together with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and the National Association for People with Intellectual Disabilities, has produced a video about the coronavirus directed at people with an intellectual disability.
Everyone, irrespective of their individual needs and circumstances, is entitled to receive and to understand essential information from the authorities. Last spring, during the ongoing pandemic, MSB received a special commission to work together with the Public Health Agency of Sweden and the National Board of Health and Welfare to reach out to all sections of society with information on how we can reduce the spread of covid-19 together. As part of delivering on that commission there is now a specially adapted information video for people with an intellectual disability.
The three-part video deals with (a) how we can contribute to reducing transmission of the virus, (b) why personal protective equipment for care and nursing staff is important even though some people may find it frightening, and (c) everyone’s right to information.
MSB has been working since last spring with the Swedish Agency for Participation and the Swedish Agency for Accessible Media, among others, to ensure that crisis information is available which has been adapted to people with various functional disabilities.
– It goes without saying that no-one must be left without access to information during an ongoing crisis. And it is important that our work to address this involves representatives of the target groups as well as specialists on accessibility issues. The collaboration on this video is a good example of such involvement, says Teresa Palmquist, Head of Unit at MSB’s Communications Department.