Scope can help your organisation develop documents that are designed specifically for people with reading difficulties. We call this style of writing ‘Easy English’. Easy English combines text and images to convey information simply and directly.
The Easy English symbol.
What is Easy English?
Easy English is specifically designed to make sense to people who have difficulty reading and understanding English.
- is a style of writing that is simple and concise
- focuses on presenting key information rather than the detail
- uses a mix of words and images to enhance the message for the reader.
- simplified language and grammar
- minimal punctuation
- simplified font, layout and design
- images that illustrate headings and key messages.
How we can help you
Scope can provide your organisation with the following services:
- Writing or translating your documents into Easy English.
- Providing training sessions on how to produce and use Easy English.
- Assisting you to develop Easy English information.
- Giving you advice on the type of images to use.
- Arranging consumer reviews of your Easy English documents.
Examples of our work
To get a better understanding of what an Easy English document might look like for you, take a look at some of the materials we have developed for these organisations:
- Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission: Beyond Doubt – Telling Police about crime
- City of Yarra: Access & Inclusion Plan
- New South Wales Police: Easy English webpage
- Red Cross: Emergency Service Redi Plan
Contact us now for a quote.
Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre
Phone: 03 9843 2000