Anyone can benefit from documents written in Easy English. It focuses on presenting key information rather than detail, is written in a style that is simple and concise, and uses a mix of words and images to enhance the message for the reader.
Organisations will usually begin with a document that is written in a standard English format, which can be too complex for some people to read and understand. These documents might use unfamiliar words and long sentences. Then, if a need is identified, the Easy English version will follow. This was not the case, however, with the document for the Victorian Parliament. Rather than being an afterthought, the Parliament of Victoria showed great initiative, wanting to ensure that this information was made as accessible to as many people as possible, including those with limited literacy skills, an intellectual disability, tourists who had limited English or the ageing population, all of whom benefit from Easy English.
Miss Owl is excited. Very excited indeed. She has words to teach and we have created an application making it possible for her. The free version of Easy English will teach 170 words, how they are written and pronounced, in two challenging and fun game modes.