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Natural disasters worsen inequality for people with disability

27 April 2021

The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) surveyed people with disability and their carers about their experiences during the 2017 flood in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales. Responses to the survey revealed that natural disasters such as floods, can worsen inequality for people with disability. 

Find out more about the experience of people with disability during natural disasters  Flooded houses

Have you thought about Easy Read for your web content?

24 March 2021

Over the past 11 years, we’ve seen Easy Read grow and change to make sure it continues to meet the needs of its target audience, especially people with disability. In recent years, more organisations are also wanting to offer their online content in an accessible format. This has resulted in a growing demand for Easy Read web content. 

Find out more about the recent Easy Read web content projects we’ve worked on The Disability Gateway website

 

Have you considered Easy Read for your language translations?

24 March 2021

Communicating with people with diverse literacy needs has never been more important – especially as we consider the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and the number of natural disasters that have affected our community.

We encourage our clients and colleagues to consider translating Easy Read into languages other than English to help get vital information to the people who need it.   

Find out more about using Easy Read for your language translations Documents in languages other than English being converted into Easy Read

Official government Easy Read coronavirus resources

3 March 2021

At times such as these, accessible communications are vital for everyone in our community, particularly the most vulnerable. This is why we are sharing a list of direct links to official Easy Read coronavirus (COVID-19) resources that we have developed with various government departments and agencies.

Find the official government Easy Read resources

Mental Health Royal Commission releases Final Report

2 March 2021

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System Final Report

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System has published its Final Report. We worked very closely with the Royal Commission team to edit the Final Report, as well as develop plain language and Easy Read versions of the Executive Summary and Recommendations of the Final Report

Find out more about the Final Report

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