Shifting complex text into a format that everyone can read

One of my other loves is writing easy read documents.

What? I hear you ask.

The easy read format is a way of writing text that is accessible to a wide range of readers. For example, people who do not speak English as their first language may struggle with unravelling complex technical documents. Similarly, people with learning disabilities or cognitive impairment may find it tricky to glean the key messages in text that has colourful flourishes, multiple sub-headings, tiny print, and no supporting images.

Easy read takes plain language one step further in the way we set text out on the page. We also use pictures or photos to support the messaging.

Here’s a short video that will give you more of an idea.

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