What is Easy Read?
Easy Read is an accessible format that makes written information easier to understand.
Why produce Easy Read documents?
Easy Read documents are used to make information more accessible to people with learning disabilities.
They can also be useful for people with other communication difficulties including:
- acquired brain injury
- people with hearing impairment whose first language is British Sign Language (BSL)
- people who do not speak English as their first language
- people who find reading difficult
- people with cognitive impairments such as dementia.
The Equality Act
All organisations are required by the Equality Act (2010) to produce information in an accessible format. Easy Read can ensure that disabled people have equal access to information and are not discriminated against.
Scottish Disability Equality Forum Easy Read Service
Who do I contact?
Telephone: 01259 272064