27 September: plain language and easy read 'lunch and learn'.

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Helping celebrate International Day for Universal Access to Information 2019. More than 70 people joined us in Adelaide and online.

The aim was to find out more about easy read and plain language. Methods of presenting documents, reports and websites that make them easy to read.

Did you know?

  • more than 40% of adults in Australia have very low levels of literacy
  • 18.5% of Australians have a disability - that's 4.25 million people
  • 44% of people have very low levels of computer skills

Easy to read materials help in our day to day communications by:

  • helping connect with a wider audience
  • making online content more accessible for everyone

New resources

To coincide with this event, the Office for Digital Government launched:

Presenters

  • Lyndall Thomas and Therese Kennedy from the Information Access Group. Visiting from interstate to explain why easy read and plain language is so important for everyone.
  • Rosalie Wodecki and Jonathon Heylen from the Department of Education. Covered some of their great accessible content design work.

Live stream

With the event sold out, the Office for Digital Government video streamed this meetup. Attendees included:

  • government colleagues from interstate at the state and federal level
  • representatives from Vision Australia and private industry

Future events

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