Scope can help your organisation develop documents that are designed specifically for people with reading difficulties. We call this style of writing ‘Easy English’. Easy English combines text and images to convey information simply and directly.

Easy English button. This button tells people where there are Easy English versions of documents.

The Easy English symbol.

What is Easy English?

Easy English is specifically designed to make sense to people who have difficulty reading and understanding English.

It is:

  • is a style of writing that is simple and concise
  • focuses on presenting key information rather than the detail
  • uses a mix of words and images to enhance the message for the reader.

Key features:

  • simplified language and grammar
  • minimal punctuation
  • simplified font, layout and design
  • images that illustrate headings and key messages.

Style Guide

Clear Written Communications – The Easy English Guide (PDF version)

Clear Written Communications – The Easy English Guide (text version)

Factsheets

Factsheet 1 – What is Easy English (PDF version)

Factsheet 1 – What is Easy English (text version)

Factsheet 2 – Who is Easy English for (PDF version)

Factsheet 2 – Who is Easy English for (text version)

Factsheet 3 – Considerations for your Easy English (text version)

Factsheet 3 – Considerations for your Easy English (PDF version)

How we can help you

Scope can provide your organisation with the following services:

  • Writing or translating your documents into Easy English.
  • Providing training sessions on how to produce and use Easy English.
  • Assisting you to develop Easy English information.
  • Giving you advice on the type of images to use.
  • Arranging consumer reviews of your Easy English documents.

Examples of our work

To get a better understanding of what an Easy English document might look like for you, take a look at some of the materials we have developed for these organisations:

Contact us now for a quote.

Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre

Phone: 03 9843 2000

Email: circ@scopevic.org.au