Why use Easy English?
Legislative and policy framework
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UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disability. 2006.
Australia is a signatory to this convention.
Article 9 and 21 of this Convention are of particular importance when you consider access to information.
A. Primary Version
B. Easy Read Version 2007 (UK) (Developed by the UN)
C. Easy English (Australian) Developed by Women with Disabilities Australia with the support of Access Easy English. 2020. Click here and go to part 2.
Australian Federal Government
Some specific laws, policies and current policies relating to access to information and Easy English.
The Australian Human Rights Commission Links to Australian laws as they relate to rights and discrimination.
Summary of the 2020 Review of the Disability Standards for Education
As an example, these are some of the laws in Victoria which apply to Easy English.
Victorian Human Rights and Responsibility Charter. 2006.
Victorian Disability Act. 2006.
Victorian Disability State Plan, 2022-2026
Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 2010
Victorian Government External Communications Access Policy 2014
In 2014 Access Easy English wrote How to comply with the Victorian Government Accessible Communication Guidelines 2014 for the Victorian Government intranet. It is available to assist all staff working in the government to begin to learn about and use Easy English. Search for it on the Victorian Government Intranet.
Human Rights Act 2019