What is Easy Read?

Easy Read is a way to make documents easier to understand.

The Easy Read format uses clear language and simple images to make information accessible for people with learning disabilities.

It is also useful for other people who have difficulty reading.

When we translate into Easy Read we avoid:

  • jargon
  • long sentences
  • complicated sentences
  • ambiguous sentences

We also avoid difficult words but sometimes we think it is important to include them.
If we do include them, we explain what they mean using simple language.

Over the next few blog posts, we’ll explore a bit about how Easy Read is used. We’ll also speak to some people who use Easy Read and find out what they like about this format.

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