Frequently asked questions about Easy-to-read

Frequently asked questions on Easy-to-Read (ETR). How to make it, use it and how Inclusion Europe can help.

Frequently asked questions about Easy-to-Read

Does Inclusion Europe offer training in easy-to-read?

Yes, Soufiane El Amrani is Inclusion Europe’s easy-to-read editor and advocacy officer.

He has been working at Inclusion Europe since 2008.

He participated in the drafting of the European standards for making information easy to read and understand.

He did several trainings on how to write in Easy-to-read, for other disability organisations, for people who wanted to know more about ETR or in the framework of projects.

 

Does Inclusion Europe create easy-to-read versions of our documents?

Yes, Inclusion Europe can create easy-to-read depending on its time and availability.

Alternatively, we can refer you to other organisations.

If you are interested, please contact secretariat@inclusion-europe.org, specifying:

  • the length and language of the document (ideally, sent the document attached);
  • the purpose (target group of readers) for the easy-to-read document;
  • the deadline when you need the easy-to-read version done.

We can do this for documents in English and French.

 

Does Inclusion Europe have partner organisations that do Easy-to-read documents?

Yes, you can see our member list here and reach out to them.

 

Does Inclusion Europe proof-read documents?

Yes, we can proof-read your easy-to-read documents depending on the length and our availability.

If interested, please contact secretariat@inclusion-europe.org, specifying:

  • the length and language of the document (ideally, sent the document attached);
  • the purpose (target group of readers) for the easy-to-read document;
  • the deadline when you need it done.

We can do this for documents in English and French.

 

What about the price and the pictograms?

Price: We will give you a quote based on the length of the document (the time it takes to do the work).

Pictograms: We use pictograms from “Symwriter”. Their use is subject to copyright (.pdf).

 

What are the conditions for a website in easy-to-read?

To be Easy to read, the text of the website must follow the guidelines (.pdf).

Also, make sure the website is easy to navigate and:

  • the information should be very clear and straightforward,
  • it’s important to respect font size and space between paragraphs,
  • use clear pictures to help the reader to relate to the info you are giving)
  • when explaining something (or having a hyperlinked word, make sure the link opens on a new tab, so the person doesn’t leave the page they were before).

 

What are the conditions for using the easy-to-read logo?

Everyone who respects the Guidelines (.pdf) can use the logo.

You do not need to ask us for specific permission.

 

How can I make sure that my document is in easy-to-read and is easy to understand?

Let people with intellectual disabilities proof-read your document.

Ideally those who represent the specific group of people your document is for.

 

How can I get more information about ETR?

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

Being visible and vocal on issues directly affecting millions of people requires your support. 

Become Inclusion Europe supporter and help us keep doing our work.

 

 

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