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Crafting messages and media for people living with disabilities

30 June 2021

People living with disabilities are often neglected when creating messages about sexual and reproductive health. However here at UNFPA we have made it a priority. We have partnered with the Barbados Council for the Disabled, to design messages specifically for people living with disabilities. This involved adapting the language style of the messages using close caption (subtitles), sign language, in addition to developing 2D animations that could speak to persons with intellectual disabilities who may have trouble understanding the text. Content was produced for flyers, posters and social media, and animations were developed for television and social media channels. Additionally, audio messages were recorded for radio broadcasting, and several of the audio narrations were voiced by people with disabilities.