Snapshot: Passport to inclusion

John Whitehouse, 17, and Damion Dixon, 14, painted their faces for the launch of Mencap's 'Get Active' roadshows in the Midlands yesterday. The event is the first in a series of seven, and introduces the charity's 'Trans-Active passports' to parents, carers and professionals working with teenagers with a learning disability. The passports are online 'albums' compiled by teenagers who use images to communicate their needs and choices with regards to education, work, leisure or housing. Supported by telecommunications company Nokia, Mencap's nationwide tour also aims to promote other initiatives such as Listen Up, a toolkit devised to help young disabled people complain about the services they use. Craig Fialko, director of Nokia UK, said: "People with a learning disability are often excluded from society. Our support for Mencap's Get Active roadshows will help improve accessibility."

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