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A Brief Guide to Easy Read Documents


Easy Read Documents

Easy Read is about making written information easier to understand. Easy Read documents have short, simple sentences often with pictures.

Easy Read is also known as:

  • making information easier
  • easier to understand information
  • simple words and pictures
  • easy write
  • easy info.

Easy Read documents are used to make information more accessible to people with learning disabilities. They can also be useful for people with other communication difficulties including:

  • acquired brain injury
  • dyslexia
  • people with hearing impairment whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL)
  • people who do not speak English as their first language
  • people who find reading difficult
  • people with cognitive impairments such as dementia.
The Equality Act

Public authorities have a duty to promote equality and eliminate discrimination. This may involve making sure that disabled people have equal access to information.

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