About Easy Read

Easy Read is a writing style that includes:

  • key information
  • clear headings
  • simple language
  • large font
  • lots of white space
  • meaningful images.

Easy Read documents do not replace the original. They are companion documents that can be offered to people who would prefer to read a simpler version.

Ideally, Easy Read documents should be read with a support
person who can explain hard concepts or find more information if needed.

Who is Easy Read for?

Many people find Easy Read helpful, including:

  • people with intellectual disability
  • people with learning difficulties
  • people from culturally and linguistically diverse
    (CALD) backgrounds
  • older people.

Since the introduction of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), more people with disability are accessing products and services online and in their community.

Easy Read is a great way for organisations to remove barriers and promote an inclusive society.

Easy Read documents

Most documents can be translated into Easy Read, including:

  • disability action plans
  • forms
  • surveys
  • legal agreements
  • fact sheets
  • reports
  • brochures
  • feedback and complaints procedures.
Easy Read example: Monash University – Universal Education Event
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