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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
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Victoria. Rules.                     Melbourne.

Lock down                            More rules

What can you do?

Date Published                 Date Published

5 August 2021                  16 August 2021

PDF Document                       PDF Document

NT Rules.

What can you do? Date Published 16 August 2021 PDF Document  

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Federal Government Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications Consultation: Reform of the Accessibility Standards for Public Transport for 2021               Public transport for people with disability. Ideas for Change   Tell us what you think

A website for parents dealing with child protection services. It has been made by and for parents              who have an intellectual disability.

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Art Contest

- About the Art Contest

- Rules

- Fill in this form.


LEAD grants

- About LEAD - Rules - Dates to know - Tell us about you.  

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27 fact sheets in Easy English built into their new 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.        So much great information.

3 fact sheets on Child Protection  

4 fact sheets on Human Rights  include fact sheets explaining the UNCRPD and UN-CEDAW

Many facts sheets on

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

Scroll down further. Find 5 key Easy English fact sheets 

  • translated into 15 community languages
  • in 3 Aboriginal language
  • videos
  • Auslan.

        More Facts!

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We have Federal Government   Preferred Provider Status for

    • development of documents into    Easy English
    • Easy English training.

Email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au to

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Training Opportunities

2 day Easy English training

Monday 18 October and Wednesday 20 October 2021.


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Monday 29 November and Wednesday 1 December 2021.


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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 online 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.
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 (2020) It's a pandemic: Vulnerability for people with lower literacy. PLAIN e-journal Vol 2, No 2. Basterfield (2019) Plain Language, Easy English. What does it all mean? Intellectual Disability Australasia Issue 40, June pp 15-18 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.  
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