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Learn Easy English. 2 day writing course 

Co-hosts: Access Easy English and LIfeTec Australia - Brisbane.


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:      Thursday 11 and Friday 12 July, 2019

Where:   LifeTec Australia - Brisbane

                Level One, Newmarket Village,

                400 Newmarket Road, Newmarket, QLD, 4051

                Free car parking on site;

               Nearest train station - Newmarket station, Abuklea St, Newmarket QLD 4051

Time:      9:15 am – 4:30 pm

Cost:      $650 + gst

Suitable for:

Anyone who writes information for the public, eg: communications and marketing staff; support workers, LAC planners, therapists, disability advocates, teachers, ethics teams, survey developers, researchers, Local Council staff, NDIS staff, report writers, work safety staff, My Aged CAre staff, administration staff, project workers, health promotions writers, content writers for legal or financial, information, policy writers, state and federal government staff, web writers............

Learning objectives

Participants will

  • 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 English 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 can be useful if you have access to a laptop for the workshop.

Not sure if this is right for you?

Call Cathy Basterfield 0466 579 855 or email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au 

Confirm your registration and pay with a Credit Card using the Trybooking 'Book Now' tab .


Request an invoice for Accounts Payable. Email cathy@accesseasyenglish.com.au to request one.

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
  • ASID
  • ISAAC 
  • PLAIN International.

LifeTec Australia

LifeTec is a social enterprise that has partnered with people since 1981 to find assistive technology solutions to enable independence. LifeTec has occupational therapists and speech pathologists that can support people to imagine the possibilities, seek the options that are available to them, choose the best option for their needs and successfully live with their new assistive technology solution. LifeTec is a registered NDIS provider and provides its services in areas throughout Queensland.

For more information about LifeTec, visit: www.lifetec.org.au or phone 1300 543 38