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44% of Australian adults(15-65 years old) do not have the literacy skills to read a range of day to day reading tasks. This equates to 7.3 million adult Australians in 2013. 
Read more: ABS Data 2013 #4228OECD PIAAC Data 2013, 2016


Translating documents into Easy English

In 2021, Cathy was invited on to the                                      Speak Up: Speech Pathology Australia Podcast.
She discusses the significant differences between               
Easy English and Easy Read, and the importance of this to the work of speech pathologists.  Host Anneke Flinn.                  Also available at:  Apple PodcastsSpotify


Speech PAtholgoy panel. Says Translating documents into Easy English. A conversation with Access Easy English's Cathy Basterfield

Discussion about people with low literacy
The Drum ABC – February 18 2020.
With Julia Baird, Sam Conner and Christine Ryan.

Zero Conference 2023
At the UN, February 2023.

A summary of Cathy’s presentation.


AAC Beyond Pandemic – 3rd East Asian Regional Conference.  Seoul, South Korea on 8- 10 January 2024.

Cathy has been invited as a Keynote Speaker.

Her presentation is Accessible written information, Social Stories and AAC. Similarities adn differences.


Cathy has also been invited to run a 1 day workshop on Easy English (Easy Korean) after the conference.


Having a Say Conference Geelong Deakin Campus, 5-6 Febuary 2024. 

Look out for our Exhibition Booth. 


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