Internationally there is work being completed in different ways for people with low literacy. These are just some of the organisations working in this area.
- work together with people with low literacy to complete projects; or
- invite consumers to provide feedback prior to publication.
On reflecting on the examples here, you will see different:
- audience needs being met;
- styles being used;
- levels of language;
- images in use.
These examples are great to help you reflect on what you need for your audience.
Different organisations are
- using different media; or
- different types of things we all read. eg: reading for leisure materials.
The work being developed in Australia consistently has the person with the lowest literacy skills in mind.
US based. A library of resources of their work. Often available in English and Spanish. Many projects include short audio clips with training workbooks.
In 3 areas: Advocacy Employment and Community Living
They complete many UK government based reports and discussion papers, as well as many documents to assist people to access their community in a more meaningful way.
Email me about other international organisations doing work in the area of Easy English or Easy-to-read. I am always happy to add other examples here. firstname.lastname@example.org
Papunet. Finnish Easy to Read Center
Finland based. Write in both Finnish and Swedish.
- A range of leisure based resources for people with disabilities who have low literacy, including a magazine , social media, 8 page newspaper and games (instructions).
- Write government and non government information.
Swedish Lattlast (Easy To Read) Center
- Modifies already published books into simplified Swedish language for people following a stroke or for learning Swedish as a second language.
- Translates Swedish government and non government information for the same audience.
- Write an 8 page newspaper, 8 sidor for the same audience.
Canadian based. A range of projects completed in various topic areas with free resources developed for each project. Some resources are explanatory notes, others are developed for people with low literacy.