Easy English

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I get it!

Access Easy English interprets documents into simple everyday language, supported with images.

It means more people can

  • read
  • understand
  • actively use your written information.

What is Easy English?  Find out more

Find out what services we offer.


44% of Australian adults (15-74 years old) do not have well enough developed literacy skills to read a range of different documents .

This means 7.3 million adult Australians have low literacy skills. 

(Report No. 4228.0). 2013  www.abs.gov.au.

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NSW Legal Aid

NSW Police Powers

Set of 4 Books.

Order online to receive a copy.

Book Titles

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Country Fire Authority, Victoria.

How to be Safe from Bushfire in Victoria

4 books & a set of questions to plan.


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Code of Conduct

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 Women with Disabilities Victoria


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Book 7 in their research Voices against Violence


Women with Disabilities, Victoria have have also had developed their

  • AGM report in Easy English
  • Series of 3 training fact sheets to use with young women in schools.

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Quality of Support Review. Look for the heading Quality of Support Review 2/3 of way down the page.

Human Services Standards. Scroll 2/3 way down the page for the Easy English version

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Integrated Family Violence Partnership. Southern Melbourne.

1.Men. Think Safe Act Safe. A Post – Court Intervention Order Fact Sheet.

2. My Safety Plan.

3. What is Family Violence

4. Flyer for services

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Link to Access Easy English Twitter 

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Find recent Easy English publications from Access Easy English or email us to get other examples.

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Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au


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          Phone: 0466 579 855

Training Opportunities


Just announced 2 day Easy English writing course.

19 & 20 June 2017


Individuals or groups can request training. Email me to request something specific for your environment.

Some training available:-

  • Easy English training – 1 or 2 day trining; 3 hour or Board presentations;
  • Introduction to working with people with little or no speech;
  • Participation, Inclusion and Positive Communication for people with little or no speech;
  • Key Word Sign.

More information on Easy English training

More information about Communication and Interaction workshops for people with little or no speech

Journal Publications from Access Easy English

Basterfield and Starford (2014) Plain Language for Access to  Democracy and Citizenship. Clarity. 72 (2) pp22-25

Email Cathy@accessseasyenglish.com.au to request a copy.


Senate Appearance

Cathy has been invited to appear at the Australian Government Senate  Community Affairs References committee Centrelink public hearing on Thursday 27 April 2017. This follows her submission to the Senate enquiry, earlier in the month. Her submission is 116 .

2017 Conferences

February 2017.  VALID. Geelong

Paper: Computers and the Internet


May 2017. AGOSCI, Melbourne

Easy English: Are you Ready to know more about everyday language?


Get Set for some AACtion with Key Word Sign with

Tarryn Bracken.


May 2017. Speech Pathology Australia, Sydney

The speech pathology role in health literacy