Easy Read Training

Easy Read is an accessible format that makes written information easier to understand because it uses simple, jargon-free language, shorter sentences and supporting images.

This course is suitable for organisations and individuals who:

  • would like to make their communication more inclusive and accessible
  • are involved in producing information
  • design and create any kind of document
  • work in public or in-house communication

Easy Read Training is delivered online through two half day sessions (4 hours x 2). This can also be organised as a full day session if required.

Price and delivery

Online training costs £500 per person.

Disability Equality Scotland reserves the right to postpone a course that is not at full capacity. There may be some flexibility on timings and delivery methods if all participants are from the same organisation.

CPD accreditation

This training provides 8 hours of Continuing Professional Development, and is accredited by The CPD Standards Office.

Course content

The course gives you the opportunity to challenge existing knowledge, to explore practical examples, to experience writing Easy Read documents, and to reflect on and evaluate this process.

  • What Easy Read documents are and why we need them
  • How to write accessible language
  • How to source and use pictures for Easy Read documents
  • How to create Easy Read from blank page to published document
  • How to edit documents and develop your own document checking processes

Upcoming Courses

  • 30 January and 6 February 2024 (FULLY BOOKED)
  • 23 and 30 April 2024
  • 4 and 11 September 2024
  • 14 and 21 November 2024

How to book

To book a place on a course or chat about options for your organisation, you can:

Feedback from previous courses

  • 100% of the participants said their Easy Read knowledge had increased
  • 100% of participants felt their Easy Read skills had developed
  • 100% of participants would recommend this training to a friend or colleague

Organisations who have taken our Easy Read training course 


Our Easy Read Training is funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation and is accredited by The CPD Standards Office.

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