Top 10 Easy Read Tips


If you have not used Easy Read before, here are our Top 10 Tips to help you start!

Number 1.

It supports you to comply with the Equality Act 2010.

Disabled people have a legal right to accessible information.

Number 2. 

Everyone needs good access to accessible information.

Easy Read makes written information easier to understand and will help your information reach as wide an audience as possible.

Number 3. 

It puts your information into simple, shorter sentences with pictures and without jargon.

Number 4.

It makes information easier to understand for people with a learning disability or communication difficulty.

Number 5.

It is also used by people whose first language is not English, and people with a hearing impairment whose first language is British Sign Language.

Number 6.

Easy Read gives people the power to develop their understanding of issues and make informed choices.

Number 7.

Publishing an Easy Read version at the same time as your main document shows your commitment to equality and inclusion.

Number 8.

Disability Equality Scotland can produce Easy Read in good time and at a competitive price.

Number 9.

We also deliver an Easy Read training course to give you the skills and knowledge to produce basic Easy Read documents.

Number 10.

We have a proven track record of producing high quality work for organisations including the Scottish Government and Police Scotland.

So what are you waiting for?!

Think about the information you want to tell people about.

It could be minutes of a meeting, a new project, or a consultation survey.

Keep your deadlines and launch dates in mind and get in touch with us as early as possible.

To see how our Easy Read translation service can help you, email:

For training enquiries, email:

Or call 0141 378 6783 for an informal chat.

We look forward to hearing from you!