Training

Learn to make your own Easy Read information

Easy Read Training: Who is it for?

Administrators, support workers, receptionists, communications professionals, project managers, report-writers, minute-takers, teachers and graphic designers. I have trained people from local authorities, charities, the NHS and companies who provide care services, who come with a very wide range of experience and expertise.


What will I learn?

What each delegate will get from the day will depend on their existing skills and experience, especially their ability to use MS Word and/or desktop publishing software. Beginners and design experts alike will certainly find something to improve their practice. We will cover;

  • Why Easy Read is important: the legal and ethical context

  • Learning disability and other difficulties: why does Easy Read help?

  • techniques for organising complex information

  • finding, choosing and using images

  • page layout and fonts

  • Print, PDF, web, audio or video?

  • Managing the Easy Read project; decisions, resources, stakeholders, co-production


What will I be able to do?

  1. You will be able to explain why good quality Easy Read will help your organisation to communicate better with people with learning disabilities and other sensory difficulties.

  2. You will know how to plan an Easy Read project and include your target audience in its development.

  3. You will be able to make simpler, better designed and more accessible information, using a combination of planning and design techniques.


Example of Clare’s work

Here is a link to a publication I designed for the Tank Museum in Bovington, which I will use as a case study during the training [large file size - may take time to download].

Testimonials

"Really informative training session which took us from the planning stages through to completed documents. Essential tips on how to decide on content and format to make clear and clean documents – Easy!"

 

"Very interesting training, eye opening. Provided information that can be used not only for easy read purposes, but in general to make communication more accessible."

 

"When people say “make this Easy Read” they assume that it is easy to do – it isn’t and this training has highlighted what skills are needed to simplify our complicated information."

 

"An informative, interactive and interesting course which certainly engages you and inspires you to have a go! Thanks!"

 

"The training was very useful and easy to follow. Kept us all well engaged with thought provoking exercises. I look forward to putting it into practice."

 

"Really informative course; a good introduction to the skill. Good to think of the target audience in the way it was explained. Clare’s experience and personable manner really helps to learn and apply to real life."

 

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