Which Easy Read image should I use?

While there’s no national or international standard for images in Easy Read documents PhotoSymbols4, come close to industry standard. They’re very flexible and combine seamlessly with stock photos or photos specific to the project.

The important thing to remember with Easy Read images is that they must clearly display an object or action. Kooky angles, artistic lighting, and multi-coloured or busy backgrounds are a big no-no!

Are you commissioning an Easy Read document?

We offer a “per word” rate, which is a big help when you’re commissioning Easy Read work, to compare costs. And as we have a licence to use PhotoSymbols4 you don’t get any hidden costs at the end of the project.

If your audience prefers stock photos this will impact on costs, but we can recommend some reasonably priced stock photo libraries.

Plus we have a big 'Get a Quote' button at the top of the website. A click later and you'll see a short form asking you all the initial questions you need to answer before we can provide a quote.

Do you know your Easy Read audience?

Easy Read documents are mainly designed for learning disabled people, but their potential audience is much wider and could include:

  • Deaf people (whose first language is British Sign Language),
  • Blind and visually impaired people
  • People with reading problem i.e. dyslexia or dyspraxia
  • People with English as a second language.

Easy Read audio

An audio transcription of an Easy Read document could be a useful addition to the suite of accessible documents you provide. Here's an example of a spoken word audio of an Easy Read complaints booklet:

What does the law say about Easy Read?

Easy Read documents can help your organisation to comply with equality law.

The Equality Act 2010 says all organisations should make their services and information about their services accessible for disabled people as a 'reasonable adjustment'.

Providing Easy Read documents for your diverse audience can be a great way to help you make your services more accessible and comply with equality legislation.

Here's a useful link about reasonable adjustments from the Equality and Human Rights Commission's website.

Can Easy Read assist with compliance?

Yes it can.

Easy Read documents can help to demonstrate to the Care Quality Commission and other statutory authorities, that your organisation is serious about communicating and engaging with your service users or customers in an appropriate manner.

Got any other questions?

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