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What is Easy Read?

What is Easy Read?

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Easy Read is a way of making information easier to understand for disabled people.
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Easy Read has:
  • Short sentences with clear and simple words. 
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  • Pictures to help people understand.
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The law says that every business and organisation should make changes to help people use their services. 

These changes are called ‘reasonable adjustments’.
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Giving information in Easy Read is 1 kind of reasonable adjustment. 
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We hope you have fun exploring our website and finding some great ways to take part in our campaign if you would like!
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This campaign was started by Easy Read Online and members of Mencap Liverpool and Sefton. You can find out more about us by clicking here

Why do we need Easy Read?

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Easy Read is very important to lots of people. 
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Easy Read helps people:
  • Understand information that they need to know.  
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  • Make their own decisions. 
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  • Take part in life. 
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  • Have the same chances as everyone else. 
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We made a survey to find out how important Easy Read is to the people who use it. 

A survey is a set of questions that people answer. 
Why do we need Easy Read?
To find out more about what people said click here:
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