How to write Easy English

Course outline:

This hands-on, practical course will teach you how to write Easy English and will:

  • Provide background to some of the standards and guidelines for making information understandable for the widest possible audience.
  • Demonstrate how to write Easy English documents using Microsoft Word, that can be easily understood by people with lower literacy levels.
  • Our Accessibility Trainer will talk you through best-practice principles and provide a step-by-step handbook for reference, post-course.

Topics:

  • Learn about literacy levels and the impact on understanding written materials.
  • Understand the differences between Plain language, Easy Read, and Easy English; and when each is required.
  • Discover additional resources to help write Easy English documents.
  • Making your Easy English document accessible for people living with vision impairment.
  • Step-by-step workshop to teach best practice processes for creating Easy English documents.

Workshop covers:

  • Composition of text using simple grammar and familiar vocabulary
  • Font and paragraph styling
  • Document layout and formatting
  • Creating and formatting images
  • Document accessibility

Who is this course for?

  • Individuals and organisations with staff or customers living with print disability, especially intellectual disability, or people from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background.
  • Individuals and organisations that produce printed information for the public.

Skill level:

This course is suitable for people with an intermediate level of competence with Microsoft Word.

Course material:

Course material includes:

Step-by-step handbook for creating Easy English text and images.

Workshop details:

Workshops are held at VisAbility in Victoria Park or can be arranged onsite at your own premises, for up to 20 participants.

Duration:

4 hours

Cost (face to face):

Group (2+): $1,000
Individual:
$250 per person

Cost (online):

Group (2+): $700
Individual:
$175 per person

2022 workshop dates:

  • Thursday 5 May 2022
  • Thursday 16 June 2022

Requirements:

  • Participants to bring a laptop or tablet with MS Word installed
  • (Onsite) Room set up in classroom format
  • (Onsite) Data projector and screen

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