The importance of using trauma sensitive language
19 February 2019
Language is powerful. What we say and how we say it can have a big impact on the people we are speaking to – often much more than we realise. This can be particularly true for people who have gone through trauma at some point in their lives. Trauma sensitive language is part of trauma-informed care, which is an important part of the way many health (particularly mental health), family and community services now work with clients and patients.
New ILC national funding strategy now available in Easy Read
16 January 2019
The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) recently 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 National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
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.
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.
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.