Accessible Information and Easy English

Accessible written information resources for adults with intellectual disability: compiling the evidence to inform good practice. Preparing accessible written information resources for adults with intellectual disability:
a systematic review of the evidence base, and an analysis of its implications for practice, 2017.

We Can Help – Multi-access legal assistance video – The information in this film is delivered verbally, in Auslan and with subtitles. Notably, the film caters to people who have difficulty processing large amounts of visual information. The film is shot simply in black-and-white, edited at a very measured pace, and presents information clearly with minimal distractions.

Rights on Show – a resource about legal rights and the criminal justice system. It was created for people with intellectual disability, cognitive impairment and complex communication needs. The resource includes photo stories and easy read English fact sheets. South Australian laws regarding communication assistance in police interviews is demonstrated for the first time. Created by the Legal Services Commission and SAPOL.

Easy Read legal help: The Legal Services Commission has many resources available to download or read online. e.g., ‘Laws to protect people from abuse’, ‘Free legal help flip book’, and ‘Legal help Easy Read guide’.

Your rights when you buy something – Easy Read – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released a guide that explains your consumer rights when you buy something and the steps you can take to resolve problems. It is written in an Easy Read format that is more accessible for people who have difficulty reading and understanding complex information.

Disability Discrimination Act, 25th Anniversary Easy Read Version – To celebrate the Disability Discrimination Act’s 25th anniversary, the Council for Intellectual Disability in NSW has released a new guide to the Act in Easy Read. Easy Read presents information using easy words in lots of white space with supporting graphics.

Cognitive Disability Digital Accessibility Guide – The guide was created by Media Access Australia (MAA) to provide guidance on how best to accommodate and interact with people who have a cognitive disability. This new booklet is a companion piece to the ‘Service Providers Accessibility Guide’ from late 2015.

Easy Read guide to breast health: A Guide to Breast Health is an easy read booklet for women with low literacy, sight impairment or intellectual disability, along with families and carers. The booklet helps women learn about the importance of breast health and regular breast screening. It covers breast awareness, clinical breast examination and mammography screening. – Scope can help organisations develop documents that are designed specifically for people with reading difficulties.

Changes to copyright: The Australian Copyright Council has introduced an information sheet outlining changes to the Copyright Act to ensure that persons with disability are getting fully accessible information.

Health videos using Auslan: Health information in Auslan is available from the Victorian Government. Topics include raising children, diabetes information and dispute resolution.