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Learn Easy English. 2 day writing course
Learn Easy English. 2 day writing course
Co-hosts: Access Easy English and People with Disablity Australia.
Participants develop an understanding of Easy English, review current resources and research, and begin to develop their own Easy English document with the support of Access Easy English staff. This training focuses on all elements of implementing Easy English, including language and use of images. It provides numerous opportunities for participants to practice implementing these and other elements in their own document. Participants also consider the organisational implementation of Easy English.
When: Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 March, 2019
Where: People with Disability Australia
Level 10, Tower 1, Lawson Square, Redfern
Next to Redfern Train Station
Time: 9:15 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $600 + gst
Anyone who writes information for the public, eg: communications and marketing staff; support workers, planners, therapists, disability advocates, teachers, ethics teams, survey developers, council staff, NDIS staff,report writers..........
- learn the legislative framework for Easy English;
- identify who Easy English is useful for;
- learn about the current research in Easy English;
- explore current Easy English resources available in the Australian and international context;
- learn and practice each of the steps to develop quality Easy English written materials;
- begin to write your own Easy English document, including selecting and developing appropriate image supports;
- receive references and resources for further study and independent research;
- discuss strategies to begin to implement Easy Englsih in your organisation.
This workshop has limited places of just 12 participants.
All participants need to bring a document/brochure/flyer from their work environment, or other written material to learn to develop into Easy English during the workshop.
It would be useful if you had access to a laptop for the workshop.
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Access Easy English is owned by Cathy Basterfield.
Cathy is a trained Speech Pathologist, with 30 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 also recognised as being at the forefront of the development of Easy English in Australia, being one of the first practitioners in this specialist field. She has been at the forefront of the development of quality standards and benchmarks for Easy English.
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 regularly invited to present at conferences on this subject matter.
Cathy's latest journal article is Basterfield (2018) Access to Written Information: A social equity, social justice issue. Clarity 78, pp18-22.
See more at www.accesseasyenglish.com.au
Cathy is a member of
- Speech Pathology Australia. Certified Practicing Speech Pathologist
- PLAIN International.
People with Disability Australia
People with Disability Australia Incorporated (PWDA) is a national disability rights, advocacy and representative organisation that is made up of, led and governed by people with disability.
We work across Australia. PWDA also represents people with disability at the United Nations, particularly in relation to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and are a designated Disabled Persons Organisation.
Our members, people with disability and organisations made up of people with disability, are actively involved in PWDA, electing a Board of people with disability every year. Many of our staff are also people with disability.
Founded in 1981, the International Year of Disabled Persons, People with Disability Australia provides people with disability with a voice of our own. We have a cross-disability focus representing the interests of people with all kinds of disability. We are a non-profit, non-government organisation.
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