Down Syndrome Ireland has been honoured with a National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) Plain English Award. We were honoured as a Category Award Winner for creating accessible research tools for adults with Down syndrome at a ceremony on Thursday 9th February, 2017, in The Law Society of Ireland, Dublin.
Grainne de Paor, Head of Adult Education Services, said: “We’re here to empower adults with Down syndrome to be their own voice rather than having others speak for them. That is why we create easy-read materials and research tools which our adult members can access and engage with. It also means that we truly represent the voices of people with Down syndrome.
“To be recognised for our work with an Award from such a reputable organisation like NALA which promotes plain English, is hugely encouraging as we continue in our efforts to support adults with Down syndrome to express their opinion and make informed choices.”
Pictured is Grainne de Paor accepting the Award from Declan Black, Managing Partner at business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran, which sponsored the awards.