A new resource has been launched to improve screening rates among people with additional support needs.
The information pack, aimed at people between 50 and 74, includes a guide for carers to encourage them to discuss the national bowel screening programme, which the Scottish Government says is vital.
Figures show the screening programme has reduced deaths from bowel cancer by 27% in Scotland, which has a higher incidence of the disease than most other countries in the Western world.
About 1600 people die from the disease each year in Scotland.
Research shows that people in Glasgow are three times more likely to die from bowel cancer than in other UK cities
The information pack was launched by Bowel Cancer UK at an event in Paisley hosted by NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the Scottish Consortium for Learning Disabilities.
Minister for Public Health Michael Matheson said: "We know that the earlier cancer is found, the easier it is to treat, and our bowel screening programme provides the best opportunity to find cancer at the earliest stage.
"It is therefore vital that bowel screening is accessible to all and I am delighted to support a new resource which will give those with learning disabilities and their carers the tools and support to decide whether screening is right for them."
Sarah Porch, director of services for Bowel Cancer UK, said: "Bowel cancer is the second-biggest cancer killer in Scotland, but it needn't be as, if it is caught early, it is very treatable.
"Ensuring everyone knows about the symptoms of bowel cancer and the importance of going to their doctor if they have them is crucial.
"Understanding the importance of and taking part in the bowel cancer screening programme is also extremely important.
"The clear and concise information and images in this resource will help promote good bowel health and earlier diagnosis of bowel cancer and so save lives."