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 (15-65 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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Women with Disabilities Victoria

Safeguards Project


NSW Legal Aid

NSW Police Powers

Set of 4 Books.

Order online to receive a copy.

Book Titles

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2018 Program General Information

Each day of the program was also available in Easy English.

Contact me to find out more.

Code of Conduct 2018

Code of Conduct 2016



Australasian Society of Intellectual Disabilities.

Conference Program for Hobart, 2017


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  1. Can I do this task?                                                  Help for Allied Health Assistants and                      Support Workers.
  1. Quality of Support Review. Look for the heading Quality of Support Review 2/3 of way down the page.
  2. Human Services Standards. Scroll 2/3 way down the page for the Easy English version

2 oval shapes on diagnonal , interacting with each otherIntegrated Family Violence Partnership. Southern Melbourne.

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

2. My Safety Plan. Availabe in a ‘z card’. (Credit card size)

3. What is Family Violence

4. Flyer for services

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

2 speech bubblesLink to Access Easy English blog. Commentary, research, resources from Access Easy English.

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Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au


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          Phone: 0466 579 855

Training Opportunities

Just announced

Adelaide Easy English 2 day writing course 2018

26 & 27 November 2018. Thebarton, Adelaide, SA

Individuals or groups can request training. Email me to request something specific for your environment. cathy@acesseasyenglish.com.au

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 (2018) Access to written information: a social equity, social justice issue. Clarity. 78 pp 18 – 22

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


Senate Appearance

Cathy was invited to appear at the Australian Government Senate  Community Affairs References committee CentreLink public hearing on Thursday 27 April 2017. This followed her submission to the Senate enquiry, earlier in the month.

Submission 116     Senate Report    Chap 6 Conclusion; Recommendation 9      Government Response

2018 Conferences

March 2018.

Virtual Disability Conference

Better Evidence of Easy English. Better Outcomes. What is the research Saying?

June 2018

National Disability Services Virtual Conference

How to empower clients. Access to NDIS services and other activities.

July 2018

ISAAC Gold Coast

  1. Why ACCess to Meaningful Written Information is a social equity, social justice issue.
  2. Use Easy English. AACcess All Areas What is the research saying?
  3. Marketing on a shoestring – ACCessing Key Word Sign. Poster presentation. – canceled poster

October 2018 

National Employment Solutions  Gold Coast

Easy English:  A critical addition to workplaces.