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New work and other news

We last updated this page on: March 7, 2017

Disabilities Trust

We are working again with the Disabilities Trust to produce an accessible version of their Annual Review.

We are also working on an accessible employment contract and other documents for the Trust.

Here is a lovely quote from Helen Tridgell, Head of Marketing and Fundraising at the Trust: "Keith has provided easy read versions of a number of our documents. His work has been professional and has provided us with documents to print, for email and for our website. He has also recently provided us with audio versions of our documents to ensure that we are reaching as many people as possible. I would recommend Keith for producing accessible information".

NHS England

We are producing an easy read version of model services specifications for Transforming Care.

We are producing regular easy read bulletins for Transforming Care as well. We will also be working on the forthcoming review of Care and Treatment Reviews.

Claire Phoenix: Jazz artist, singer and composer

We are updating Claire's website to reflect her new musical activities.

Gloucestershire County Council

We have just completed an easy read version of the Transforming Care plan for this innovative council.

Photosymbols

We have upgraded to the online Photsymbols library. A big thank you to Pete and Karl for their excellent images and software. There are so many new images in the library.

Find out more at the Photosymbols website: www.photosymbols.com

Ruth Cooke

We are recording, mixing and designing a website with Ruth, singer, writer and storyteller. More details to follow.

NHS England and Barking and Dagenham Council

We are completing a series of accessible newsletters, agenda and other materieals for NHS England.

We are also completing a diversity consultation with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Update

Hi all,

Just a quick update on the way otherness is moving. We have taken the plunge and acquired a great deal more professional equipment and software to develop the music/audio recording side of our work. After holding off to check that all the changes would really make a difference to the sound, we have now upgraded to Cubase 9, Wavelab 9, Omnisphere 2, Komplete 10, SoundToys 5 effects, better computer, Steinberg interface, weighted keyboard, better monitors, new guitars, Windows 10 etc etc.

Technology and software can take you only so far – but the upgrades we made have been carefully thought out. We are aiming to improve both the quality and the scope of what we are able to do. We now have far better synth and sampled sounds, improved EQ, compression, reverb and delay, guitar, amp emulation etc – and are able to record, mic and master with much fewer limitations on what we do. Why not get in touch if you are looking for music for a film or performance, audio editing for your project etc. We are offering free music clearance for selected charity/artistic work.

We can also work with you to record, develop, layer, mix and master your own songs - if you have a song, a guitar and want to look at the possibilities for your music, do get in touch.

Music people - we can also help you get your music online by designing a website with you that will enhance your social media presence and will have the facility for visitors to listen to and download your music.

Contact us to find out more.

Keith and Linda

Video about 'Learning Together North West'

If you have a moment, please watch this video about this great organisation.

It tells you about the important work they do.

Working with Local Government Association

We are working again with Jane Alltimes from the Local Government Association on easy read materials about Transforming Care Partnerships.

London Learning Disability Strategic Network

We are working again with Debbie Robinson and the London Learning Disability Strategic Network to produce easy read information - minutes and agenda. This work is funded by ADASS.

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

We are working again with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham on an accessible version of their charging policy.

Liz Fletcher

We are redesigning Liz's web site and making it work better on mobile and tablet.

NHS England - People with learning disabilities and employment in the NHS

We have recently completed an easy read version of "NHS Learning Disability Employment: Tools and Guidance".

Ruth Cooke

We have been recording Ruth Cooke - a Brighton-based songwriter and storyteller.

See one of Ruth's recent videos at this link

Care and Treatment Reviews - NHS England

We have just completed an easy read version of information about Care and Treatment Reviews.

Ecological Land Coop

Keith is working with this excellent organisation to update their web site and to do related IT work.

You can visit their current site at this address.

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

We are working on easy read versions of the self-assessment questionnaires created by the social care team in the borough.

NHS England

We have produced easy read versions of 'Pen Pictures' which outline key situations for people who need additional support.

Responsive site for Learning Together North West

We have produced a responsive version of the Learning Together NorthWest web site which responds to the device used by the site visitor - whether it is a mobile, tablet, laptop or desktop.

London Learning Disability Strategic Network

We are working again with Debbie Robinson and the London Learning Disability Strategic Network to produce accessible information - easy read meeting notes and agenda for the next meeting in June.

Advocacy in Greenwich

We have now finished the work on the responsive web site for Advocacy in Greenwich, a charity which supports people with learning difficulties to speak out.

You can visit their web site at: www.advocacyingreenwich.org.uk.

London Learning Disability Strategic Network

We are working again with Debbie Robinson and the London Learning Disability Strategic Network to produce accessible information - easy read minutes, agenda, presentation and work plan.

New soundtrack pieces

We are adding to our soundtrack library. Have a listen on our soundtrack page.

Do get in touch if you would like atmospheric music for your performance, video or art installation.

The Care Act 2014 and Independent Advocacy

We are producing an easy read version of this briefing paper about the independent advocacy support now offered to people to be involved in their care and support.

This work is for the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme. We are also producing presentation documents for them.

Advocacy in Greenwich

We are working with Advocacy in Greenwich, a charity which supports people with learning difficulties to speak out.

We are developing their web site so that it is optimised for mobiles, tablets and desktops.

Red flowersKatrina Slack

We are working with Katrina Slack, artist, to redesign her web site.

Her site is at: www.katrinaslack.co.uk.

Risk Register - Local Government Association

We are producing an accessible version of the risk register for the LGA.

London Network of Parents with Learning Difficulties

We are redesigning the LNPLD web site so that it is optimized for all platforms - desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile.

Accessible minutes for the Local Government Association

We are producing accessible minutes for the LGA.

Greenwich Community Learning Disability Team

We are working with the tam on an accessible leaflet about the psychotherapy services they offer.

Claire Phoenix black and white image of Claire singingClaire Phoenix

We are working with the talented vocalist Claire Phoenix to design a personal music web site with her. Her site is now live at:

www.clairephoenix.co.uk

Screenshot of Omnisphere software synthSoundtrack music

We are developing our soundtrack music. We now have a wider range of software instruments - we now have the wonderful Omnisphere, Stylus RMX, Atmosphere, Sampletank, Halion, Wavelab, Cubase, Amplitube etc.

Go to our soundtrack page to hear more.

London Learning Disability Strategic Network

We are working with Debbie Robinson and the London Learning Disability Strategic Network to produce accessible information for their meetings and communication.

View of the Edge estateWe have moved!

We have moved home close to the Racecourse in Brighton with a balcony and a (distant!) view of the sea.

Our email details are the same but we now have a new landline - 01273 249608.

Contact us to find out more.

Work with the London Network

Keith is working with the London Network of Parents with Learning Difficulties to update their web site and make it more accessible.

Thanks to Roz from the Network for her kind words about Keith's work on the site.

Orange maskWebsite for Talulah Miers, artist

We have developed a web site with Talulah Miers, a Brighton based artist and writer.

You can see Talulah's web site at www.talulahmiers.co.uk

Social Matrix website

We have worked with Lorraine and Nikki from the Social Matrix to design their new site.

The site is optimized to work on mobiles, tablets, laptops and desktops.

Find out more at: the Social Matrix.

NHS England work

We are working again with NHS England to produce an easy read version of their update for the Learning Disability Programme Board meeting in February 2014.

Learning Together Northwest

We are working with the training/consultancy group called Learning Together Northwest Ltd who are based in Lancaster to design an accessible web site with the group. All members of the group have learning difficulties.

We're looking forward to making a site which is genuinely accessible.

The site will be at: www.learningtogethernw.org.

New Advocacy for Older People web site is now live

A much simpler, clearer web site for this South London based charity.

The organisation works with people over 55 years old in the Borough of Greenwich.

Find out more at: www.afop.org.uk

LGA Postcard front doverPostcard for Local Government Association

We have designed an accessible postcard for the LGA to tell people about the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme and how they can find out more and get involved.

Easy read work with NHS England

We are working on an easy read update for the Learning Disability Programme Board for NHS England and also an update about what is happening to the patients who used to live in Winterbourne View 'hospital'.

Audio support for London Network web site

We have added audio support to the London Network of Parents with Learning Difficulties web site. This makes the site more accessible for people who find reading difficult.

The site is at: www.londonparents.net

Advocacy for Older People - site redesign

We have redesigned the Advocacy for Older People web site.

Visit their site at www.afop.org.uk to see the great work they do in Greenwich in South East London. The new site will be uploaded by mid-November.

Winterbourne Executive Summary coverLocal Government Association

We are working again with the Local Government Association to produce an Easy read version of their Executive Summary of the Winterbourne View Joint Improvement Programme.

The programme aims to ensure that the abuse which occurred at Winterbourne View 'hospital' does not happen again to people with learning disabilities.

Social Matrix web site

We are working with Lorraine and Nikki on The Social Matrix web site.

The site is at: www.socialmatrixhub.co.uk

You can read Lorraine's blog at: http://blog.socialmatrixhub.co.uk

You can read her online paper, The Social Matrix Buzz at: http://paper.socialmatrixhub.co.uk

Audio support for London Network web site

We are working on adding audio support to the London Network of Parents with Learning Difficulties web site. This is to make the site more accessible for people who find reading difficult.

The site is at: www.londonparents.net

Easy read document on Winterbourne View

Keith has recently completed work on an easy read document on Winterbourne View and how local commissioners and other local organisations can learn lessons to prevent similar abuse from happening again.

This was done in collaboration with Debbie Robinson from Kaleidoscope - a social enterprise set up to further the interests of people with learning disabilities.

Social Matrix web site

We are working with Lorraine Windsor on her new web site for her business venture with Nikki Ford.

The business is called The Social Matrix.

As their home page says:

"You’ve arrived at the hub of The Social Matrix. Whether you need someone to manage your social media, or you need social media training on how to run your own social media campaign, you’ve come to the right place! Think you can’t afford help? Think again! We specifically work with small businesses with limited resources and our packages can be customized to suit your needs."

More details once the site goes public.

Site redesign for the London Network of Parents with Learning Difficulties site

We have finished the site redesign for the LNPLD web site. The site aims to be accessible to people with learning difficulties.

The web site is at: www.londonparents.net

Advocacy for Older People - site redesign

We are planning to start redesigning the Advocacy for Older People web site next month.

Visit their site at www.afop.org.uk to see the great work they do in Greenwich in South East London.

Twitter and LinkedIn

We are now on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/othernessdesign.

Keith's LinkedIn profile is now at: http://lnkd.in/aU9pWR.

Update and redesign for London Network web site

We're working on redesigning the web site for the London Network of Parents with Learning Difficulties.

You can find the site at www.londonparents.net.

New downloadable leaflets about our work

Work with the Disabilities Trust

Keith is working again with the Disabilities Trust on two easy read leaflets for people with learning disabilities and autism. These documents are for print and online viewing.

Find out more about their work on the Trust's web site.

New videos of performances by Liz Fletcher

Visit this page to hear Liz Fletcher, jazz singer extraordinaire in Concert

Video with Greenwich Council

Keith is working with film maker Piotr Obal on a new video to highlight the development in Greenwich's services for people with learning disabilities. Find out more about Greenwich Council on their web site.

You can also see a recent collaboration between Piotr, Leroy Smith, Linda and Keith on YouTube.

New work with the Disabilities Trust

Keith is working with the Disabilities Trust on easy read leaflets for people with learning disabilities and autism. Helen Tridgell, Head of Marketing and Fundraising said:

"We used Otherness to create the first Easy read versions of our leaflets, so it was very important that we had the best design to communicate the information in the most appropriate way. We were entirely satisfied. I’d like to record that we were very impressed with the standard of work and the speed of turnaround all at a very reasonable price."

Find out more about their work on the Trust's web site.

Liz Fletcher portrait on album coverPromotion of Liz's Fletcher's new album

Keith is working with Liz to promote her album 'Liz' which is about to be released.

Find out more on Liz's web site.

Work with Stuart Young, illustrator

Keith is working with Stuart on new resources which use easy read text, audio and supporting images to produce accessible information.

You can find out more about Stuart's work at: www.illustrationstation.co.uk

Producing accessible information for Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

We are working again with NCHC Trust to produce and accessible version of their patience experience survey.

Painting from Creative Kids Club groupCreative Kids Club website

Keith and Linda designed the site for this Brighton based organisation.

You can see the site at: www.creativekidsclub.co.uk

Recommendation from CEO of Cross Street Law Centre

"We are grateful to Keith for setting up our site - it is the envy of other law centres!  His work is accurate and fast, we appreciate his ideas on how to make improvements."

Kathy Smith, CEO

Work with Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

We have completed an easy read consultation document and consultation form for the Trust.

You can access these PDF's on the NCHC web site from the links above.

Advocacy in Greenwich

Keith undertook training for this invaluable organisation in South East London.

"Advocacy in Greenwich wants everybody to have rights, choices and chances; be able to say what they want and be heard and to be part of the community. We will work together with people with learning disabilities and/or physical disabilities to change the way people think so that we can make this happen."

From the Advocacy in Greenwich web site. Find out more at: www.advocacyingreenwich.org.uk

Great recommendation from Pete Le Grys, co-founder of Photosymbols

Thanks to Pete for his kind words:

“Keith's work at Working with Words was of the very highest quality ...."

Read more on our Easy Read page

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