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Easy Read Services

K International’s specially developed Easy Read service
has been helping companies and Government departments
for more than a decade. Ensuring they are able communicate
effectively and provide information to those with reading difficulties

Working with
Focus Groups

We work with representative groups during the creation of Easy Read documentation, helping to ensure the final document is clear, concise, easy to use, understandable and fit for purpose.

Specially Commissioned Graphics

Specialist images and graphics are used alongside the text to help illustrate the meaning of a word of sentence, assisting with the delivery of the information in a picture form.

20 Years Experience producing Easy Read

Our Easy Read service has been developed over a 20 year period, we continually supply Easy Read document conversion to numerous well known public entities including the NHS, DWP, HM Prison Service and many more.

Ready to talk to us about how we can help your company
with all your language projects?

Easy Read

Using simplified sentence structures and pictures, Easy Read is a way of presenting information in a format that people who have difficulty reading can understand.

Easy Read is most commonly used by people with learning disabilities, however it is also useful for people such as the young, elderly or speakers of foreign languages.

It is important to ensure your written information is accessible to all. We will work closely with you to understand your target audiences, so you can be confident you will be meeting your obligations.

With over 20 years of Easy Read experience, and working with specialists and representative groups, K International can convert simple letters to large complex reports into Easy Read formats accessible to all.

If you are part of a local authority or any other UK Government department, you can purchase Easy Read services under the terms and conditions of the CCS approved agreement RM1092

CCS translation Supplier

Easy Read Experience

Organisations that use our Easy Read services include:

  • HM Prison Service
  • CPPIH
  • NHS
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • DWP

…and many more

The Easy Read Process

There are many stages involved when producing documentation in an Easy Read format – as a minimum, and dependent on your individual requirements, we will:

  • Summarise

    A summary of the document will be produced with the key points highlighted.

  • Simplify the text

    All sentences will be shortened and simplified into Plain English. We aim to use a maximum of 20 words in a sentence.

  • Describe complex words

    Complex words or phrases are described immediately after they appear in the text

  • Removal of abbreviations

    All abbreviations are written in full.

  • Format

    The document will be formatted following the Easy Read guidelines, focusing on spacing, font size, colours and placement of imagery.

  • Clipart & photographs added

    Specially commissioned clipart/photographs are used to help illustrate the meaning of words or sentences, providing a visual aid.

  • Consultation

    Throughout the process we consult with representative groups, gaining valuable feedback to ensure the final document is clear, concise, easy to use, understandable and fit for purpose.

    We are able to provide final documentation in an electronic version or printed hard copy.

Ready to talk to us about how we can help your company
with all your language projects?