Rosie Cooper MP

Working hard for the people of West Lancashire


„X An estimated one million who will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives have sight problems, dyslexia or a reading disability
„X Cancerbackup¡¦s new facility will double audio resources available to disabled people affected by cancer
„X 25 Cancerbackup titles available on audiotapre and 44 Cancerbackup information booklets will be available in audio formats over the next three years

Rosie Cooper MP welcomes the launch by Cancerbackup, the largest cancer information charity in Europe, of the first nationally available series of audio tapes for an estimated one million people with a print disability affected by cancer at somepoint in their lives.

Twenty five titles from Cancerbackup¡¦s range of cancer information booklets and fact sheets are available on audio tapes free of charge to patients, their families and friends. Over the next two years 44 titles will be produced, more than doubling the number of audio cancer resources currently available.

¡§Information on cancer, its treatments and supportive issues in dealing it with making a difference to patients.¡¨ Says Rosie Cooper MP. ¡§Cancerbackup¡¦s project is important as it supports the thousands of people affected by cancer who otherwise risk isolation from health services, information and support because they have a sight problem, dyslexia or a reading disability. People with print disabilities have the same access to information and support as any other person with cancer.¡¨

Cancerbackup is receiving funding from the Department of Health to provide 44 titles and 21 fact sheets in digital audio format over the next two years, more than doubling the number of audio cancer resources currently available. The charity worked with guidance and support from an external project group. The audio masters will be used to produce materials in a range of audio formats according to their user requirements. 

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