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

It means more people can

  • read
  • understand
  • actively use your written information.

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44% of Australian adults                     (15-65 years old) do not have the literacy skills to read a range of            day to day reading tasks.

This equates to 7.3 million adult Australians in 2013.  

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


Easy English COVID - 19 Resources
Made by Access Easy English

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More then 70  COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources


Easy English COVID19 A4 poster. front cover A4 poster YOU must stay home. 5 July 2020 You must stay home


Date published 5 July 2020

Accessible Word Document

PDF Document


Easy English COVID19 fact sheet. front cover Victoria. People in Some housing towers must stay home. 5 July 2020

There are new rules. It is for people in some housing towers 

Fact sheet

Date published 5 July 2020

Accessible Word Document

PDF Document

Easy English COVID19 A4 poster. Housing towers phone numbers for helpHousing towers. Phone numbers for help.

A4 poster

Date published 5 July 2020.

Accessible Word Document

                              PDF Document

Easy English COVID19 fact sheet front cover Stop Vic More people must stay home 5 July 2020Stop. Victoria. More people must stay home. Fact sheet

Date published 5 July 2020.

Accessible Word Document

PDF Document


Current Resources

Some current publications from Access Easy English






This website is for parents who are dealing with child protection services.
It has been made by and for parents who have learning disabilities.
It is easy to read and use.

The PM has announced the establishment of the National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP) this morning. https://www.ndrp.org.au/

Here is the media release https://www.miragenews.com/national-disability-research-pa…/

This is the Easy English information about the NDRP.
It was available at the same time as the rest of the information. (#UNCRDP, 2006 Article 21) https://bit.ly/30Z1bHc

The letters VEC in white on a burgundy oval shape Victorian Electoral Commission              2019 – 2023 Disability Access and                Inclusion Plan



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Special Olympics Australia

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Training Opportunities

2 day Easy English training

Tuesday 4 August, 2020 and Thursday 6 August, 2020.


Book at Humanitix  with Credit card.

or email a request for an invoice.


Monday 17 August, 2020 and Wednesday 19 August, 2020.


Book at Humanitix with Credit card.

or email a request for an invoice.


Due to COVID-19 there is no face to face training available at the moment. Let me know if this is your preferred training. I can add you to my waiting list. 


You can request training. Email me to request something specific for your organisation or region or city. cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au

More information on Easy English training

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

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Women with Disability Australia


27 fact sheets in Easy English built into their new website https://ourplace.wwda.org.au. Staff attended 2 day Easy English training. They were supported to further develop their Easy English content for their website.

See all the Easy English fact sheets here  https://ourplace.wwda.org.au/translations

There are Easy to Read webpages. Look for the Easy English fact sheets throughout their website too.

So much great information.

3 fact sheets on Child Protection  http://bit.ly/38qCbIU

4 fact sheets on Human Rights  http://bit.ly/38v4zJR  includes a fact sheet explaining the UNCRPD and UNCEDAW

Many facts sheets on

  • Safer Sex and Rights about Sex
  • Work Rights
  • Health Rights

Scroll down further at this link https://ourplace.wwda.org.au/translations

Find 5 key Fact sheets in Easy English

  • translated into 10 community languages
  • 1 Aboriginal language
  • vidoes
  • Auslan.


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Federal Government Preferred    Provider Status

We have Federal Government   Preferred Provider Status for

    • development of documents into    Easy English

    • Easy English training.

Email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au to

    • request a quote

    • find out more.

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Email: cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au


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          Phone: 0466 579 855

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

Journal Publications from Access Easy English

Basterfield (2019) Plain Language, Easy English. What does it all mean? Intellectual Disability Australasia Issue 40, June pp 15-18

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

Email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au to request a copy.

2020 Conference Presentations

Universal Design  Conference May, 2020. Melbourne, Australia

Basterfield, C. Easy English: A critical addition to Universal Design for Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday.

Conference cancelled. New dates Oct 2020

Speech Pathology Australia May, 2020. Darwin, Australia Conference cancelled

Basterfield, C. Functional literacy and legal literacy: Access for all. (Paper)

Basterfield, C. Collaborative international partnerships. Easy English and Easy Read: What do we know? (Poster)

Klaara Easy to Read Conference August/September 2020. Switzerland.

Basterfield,C. Images

Basterfield, C. What's in a name? Persecptioves on Easy English and Easy Read.

Cancelled til Augsut 30/31 2021.