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You know accessibility is something you should be doing, but you may not be so sure why, or how, to go about it.

Maybe you’re not sure if it’s worth the investment of time or resources.

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Easy Read is sometimes called Easy English or simple English.

The Easy Read format presents information in a way that is very easy to understand. In its simplest form, it uses images to support text, large font sizes and plenty of white space. Easy Read is currently used extensively for audiences with disability. However, it is also becoming more widely used for audiences with low literacy levels or where English is an additional language.

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Literacy is the ability to understand, evaluate, use and engage with written texts to take part in society, reach goals, and develop knowledge and potential.

Did you know that, in Australia today, over 40% of adults have a literacy level below what is considered enough to get by in everyday life?

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18.5% of the Australian population has a disability – that's 4.25 million people.

More than 40% of adults in Australia have very low levels of literacy.

44% of people have very low levels of computer skills.

Source: The Australian Bureau of Statistics

Latest news

Online resources written in easy-to-understand plain language

11 December 2018

Information that is clear and easy to understand helps everyone to be on the same page and to have the same understanding. This is particularly important when the information you need to know can significantly affect your life – like health, legal and financial information. So, we did some research to see what plain language information is available online and came up with some great resources. 

Find the full list here

Australia won’t be taking part in the next international survey of adult literacy and skills

11 December 2018

The Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) is held every 10 years. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) coordinates the survey and, in 2012, Australia was one of 24 countries that took part, along with the US, the UK, Canada, Japan and South Korea. The next survey is being run in 2021 and 2022, but sadly Australia won’t be taking part.

Find out more in our article

A11y Camp Melbourne

12 November 2018

On Thursday 18 October, members of the web accessibility community, including web developers, consultants, academics and lawyers, came together to share knowledge and inspire each other to make the digital world more accessible for everyone. To ensure we keep up-to-date with the latest in web accessibility, our Content Producer, Larry Hudson, attended the event. 

You can find out about what we learnt here