Testimonials and awards

Here is some of the feedback we have had from our clients.

‘This version looks great – thank you for all your hard work pulling it together to meet our very tight deadlines.

I’m impressed with how quickly you grasped the key concepts in the report and turned around each version. And a special thank you for your patience, especially after we rewrote a section and needed to include additional information that we had missed earlier.’

Fiona Dawe, Life Opportunities Survey
Office for National Statistics

‘I often work with CDS to produce easy read, Braille and audio versions of Home Office policy and discussion papers [White and Green Papers]. They always provide quotations on time, and go the extra mile to ensure delivery of documents, often to very tight timescales.

‘The team is very friendly and often provide helpful advice about accessible publishing.’

Chantel Dixon, Publications Information Officer – Home Office Communications Directorate

“I was delighted with the speed and professionalism shown by CDS in the production of our Easy-Read Disability Equality Scheme. Not only did they bring their design expertise to bear on the finished document they also showed an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and understood the importance of involving disabled people throughout the process.”

Frances McAndrew, Head of Equalities at London Development Agency

“We are very pleased with the Easy-Read document both in terms of content and presentation. It is of excellent quality.”

Amy Lewis, Policy and Performance Manager for Greater Manchester Police

Awards

In August 2011, The Royal Statistical Society awarded CDS’ Easy Read version of the Life Opportunities Survey with a special commendation saying it ‘pushed boundaries and set new standards’ on how official statistical analysis should be communicated.

Ian O’Sullivan, receiving the awards, said “It’s the first time official statistics have been disseminated in an Easy Read format. The real value is that the end product of all our work will be utilised to much greater effect and have a greater impact on a much wider audience.”