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Plain Language, Easy English, Easy Read explained.

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Plain Language, Easy English, Easy Read explained.

Learn from the experts.

When:    Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Where:   Online via Zoom

Time:     10:00 am - 12:00 pm Melbourne time

Cost:      $150 + gst

Learning objectives

  • Learn about Australian literacy rates and compare with other countries
  • Learn the differences between Plain Language, Easy English, Easy Read, and discover other accessible text formats
  • Come away with some tips and tools
  • Learn about the new ISO 24495-1 Plain Language Standard and future aspects of this standard, and how you can apply it
  • Reflect on written communication needs for your own workplace.

Who is this webinar valuable for?

  • Any person who writes for the public
  • Any person who writes for staff
  • Any person who has a client, consumer or participant they engage with.

    This workshop is limited to 25 participants.

    Not sure if this training is right for you?

    Find out more about Access Easy English and browse examples of our work at

    Or Call Cathy Basterfield on 0466 579 855 or email 


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    Access Easy English is owned by Cathy Basterfield.

    Cathy is a trained Speech Pathologist, with more than 35 years’ experience.

    She has a national and international reputation in the development of Easy English.

    Cathy is acknowledged by her peers as a highly experienced practitioner in the field of Easy English.

    She is recognised as being at the forefront of the development of Easy English in Australia, being one of the first practitioners in this specialist field nearly 20 years ago. This includes the development of quality standards and benchmarks for Easy English and writing the first and subsequent guidelines for writing Easy English.  This is the basis of quality evidence-based best-practice Easy English. Find out how it is different to Easy Read.  Cathy was involved in discussions on the Technical Standard 37 for Plain Language which preceded the practical guidance released last year.

    Cathy was awarded a Victorian Government Ethel Temby scholarship for an investigative study into international trends and accreditation for Easy English writing and publications in 2011. Cathy is a published author and is an invited plenary speaker and a regular presenter at many other conferences on this subject matter.

    In 2022, Cathy and her team were recognised for their Easy English work with multiple national and international awards:

    • International Zero Project Shortlist for 2023.
    • International Global Award 2022 – Most Outstanding Communicator for People with Disability in the World.
    • Australian National Enablement Award 2022 - Most Outstanding Communicator in the NDIS Sector.
    • APAC Insider Small Business Award 2022 for our Easy English training.
    • Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI ) – COVIDSafe Business Community Award Finalist 2022. For our pro bono COVID19 content development.

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