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CPR Resources for Disabled Learners

It takes a team to save a life! To work out what part you might play, and to meet other Disabled people getting CPR ready, watch the videos below.

Accessible Resources

Welcome to our hub of accessible resources! Learning CPR and being part of saving someone’s life is for everyone in the Disabled community, and this hub of resources is here to support that.
The Disabled community is incredibly diverse, so also check out our CRP Resources page for other ways to learn CPR.
If you run CPR training sessions and are looking to make them more accessible then head over to our page for trainers.

Audio CPR Instructions

This YouTube playlist has instructions for you to listen to on the steps to save a life, hands only CPR, and using Public Access Defibrillators (PADs).

Audio CPR Instructions (Video Playlist)

Easy Read CPR Instructions

Many people with learning disabilities find Easy Read resources (where the text is accompanied by pictures) the best way to learn. Check out our Easy Read resource to support CPR learning.

Easy Read CPR Instructions (Word Document)

Plain Text CPR Instructions

Information and instructions on the steps to save a life, hands only CPR, and Public Access Defibrillators (PADs). This word document is compatible with a screen reader.

Plain Text CPR Instructions (Word document)

Makaton Video

A 3 minute CPR instruction video with Makaton. Provided by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and The Makaton Charity.

Makaton Video (External Video)

Makaton Cards

Makaton prompt cards to support Makaton users in learning CPR and being CPR ready. Provided by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service and The Makaton Charity.

Makaton Cards (Word document)


This First Aid Manual has CPR instructions and can be downloaded and converted into braille, enlargeable print, or audiobook. Bookshare is a download service for schools, colleges, and academic organisations.

Braille (External Website)

BSL CPR Instructions

A video to support you in learning CPR which has British Sign Language (BSL) interpretation. Provided by the South Western Ambulance Service.

BSL CPR Instructions (Video)

BSL 999

BSL 999 is a service that allows British Sign Language (BSL) users to call 999 via an interpreter on a video call. Click to find out how to download the app and use the service.

BSL 999 (External website)

Contact 999 by Text

This is a service to text emergency services (fire, police or ambulance). Phones must be registered for the service in advance. Click to learn more and how to register your phone.

999 Text (External website)

999 Text Easy Read Instructions

This Easy Read resource teaches you how to send a text in an emergency. Provided by the Scottish Ambulance Service.

999 Text Easy Read Instructions (Word Document)

Board Game

A fun way to learn about CPR and the steps to save a life. Click the image to download a print-at-home version of the game.

Board Game (Web page)

Thank you

Thank you to Chris Purnell from the Scottish Ambulance Service for starting the conversation around bringing the Disabled community into the chain of survival. It is his work we are building on. Thank you to all the Disabled people and CPR session leaders who took the time to complete our surveys and share their experiences. Thank you to the Resuscitation Council UK for their support and guidance.

Without you all this work would not have been possible.

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