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2 day Learn to Write Easy English training

Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Online Event

$625.00 + GST

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Learn to write clearly for the 44% of the adult Australian population who do not have the literacy to manage a range of day-to-day reading tasks.

Event description

Participants develop an understanding of Easy English, review current resources and research, and begin to develop their own Easy English document with the support of Access Easy English staff. This training focuses on all elements of implementing Easy English, including language and the use of images. It provides numerous opportunities for participants to practice implementing these and other elements in their documents. Participants also consider the organisational implementation of Easy English.

When:      Monday, 27 March 2023, and Wednesday, 29 March 2023

Where:    Online via Zoom

Time:      9:15 am – 5:00 pm Melbourne time

               (Open from 9 am each day)

Cost:      $625 + GST

Suitable for:

Anyone who writes information for the public, e.g., communications and marketing staff, support workers, planners, therapists, disability advocates, teachers, ethics teams, researchers, local council staff, government department staff, NDIS staff, report writers, My Aged Care staff, Health Promotions staff, ..........


Anyone who writes for their staff - work tasks, safety information, leave, job descriptions, entitlements...

Learning objectives

Participants will

    • learn the legislative framework for Easy English;
    • identify who Easy English is useful for;
    • explore current Easy English resources available in the Australian and international context;
    • learn to identify Easy English compared with Easy Read, and be aware of what is relevant to your audience;
    • learn and practise each of the steps to develop Easy English written materials;
    • begin to write your own Easy English document, including selecting and developing appropriate image supports;
    • explore the value of Consumer Testing of documents;
    • explore use in websites;
    • receive references and resources for further study and independent research.

This workshop has limited places of just 12 participants.

All participants need access to a document/brochure/flyer from their work environment or other written material to learn to develop into Easy English during the workshop.

Not sure if this is right for you?

Examples on our Home page, www.accesseasyenglish.com.au Resources and COVID-19 resources pages.


Call Cathy Basterfield at 0466 579 855 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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Cathy Basterfield owns Access Easy English.

Cathy is a trained Speech Pathologist with more than 30 years of experience.

She has a national and international reputation in the development of Easy English.

Cathy is acknowledged by her peers as a highly experienced practitioner in Easy English, doing this work for nearly 20 years.

She is recognised as being at the forefront of the development of Easy English in Australia, being one of the first practitioners in this specialist field, including developing quality standards and benchmarks for Easy English. This also included writing the first guidelines for writing Easy English. This is still the basis of quality Easy English. You will receive the most up-to-date guidelines as a checklist that expands on the original work.

Cathy was awarded a Victorian Government Ethel Temby scholarship for an investigative study into international trends and accreditation for Easy English writing and publications in 2011. Cathy is a published author invited to present at conferences on this subject matter regularly.

In 2022, Cathy and her team were recognised for their Easy English work with multiple national and international awards:

  • International Zero Project Shortlist for 2023
  • International Global Award 2022 – Most Outstanding Communicator for people with Disability in the World
  • Australian National Enablement Award 2022 - Most Outstanding Communicator in the NDIS Sector
  • APAC Insider Small Business Award 2022 for our Easy English training
  • Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI )– COVIDSafe Business Community Award Finalist 2022. For our pro bono COVID-19 content development.

See more at www.accesseasyenglish.com.au  

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