We specialise in accessibility
We create documents that are easy to read and websites that are easy to use
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.
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.
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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Our latest work
On Friday 5 April 2019, the Australian Government launched the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. We had the privilege of creating an Easy ...
In 2010, governments at every level around Australia committed to a national approach to supporting people with disability take part as equal citizens in our community. With the strategy and ...
In anticipation of the 2019 federal election, the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) decided to update three of its easy-to-read-guides. We worked with the AEC to update its guides so that ...
In 2018 and 2019, we worked with the Office of the Royal Commission to produce the Interim Report and Final Report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking ...
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) released Strengthening Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC): A national strategy towards 2022. This document provides information about the future direction of ILC under ...
The Victorian State Government and the Victorian Public Sector Commission (VPSC) have now released the Getting to work: Victorian public sector disability employment action plan 2018–2025.
This plan talks ...
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.
How to make your survey inclusive
10 May 2019
A report in the Journal of Intellectual Disability Research looked at how well people with intellectual disability could answer a survey about loneliness. They were given questions that were written for the general community and questions that were written specifically for people with intellectual disability. The report’s findings were very clear. The survey written for people with intellectual disability was easier for all participants to answer than the survey for the general community.
Community consultations to help shape disability policy after 2020
11 April 2019
In 2010, governments at every level around Australia committed to a national approach to supporting people with disability take part as equal citizens in our community. With the strategy and its associated policies due to expire next year, the Australian Government is preparing for a community consultation period to shape policy for the next 10 years. We had the privilege of creating an Easy Read fact sheet about the National Disability Strategy and the community consultation.
Get ready for the election with Easy Read voting guides
11 April 2019
Voting in an election can be a confusing and daunting process for many people. From knowing how to enrol to voting at a polling place or voting by mail, the information about how to vote can be long, complex and hard to understand. We recently worked with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) to update three of its easy-to-read-guides so that everyone can take part in the next federal election, no matter their literacy level.