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Reading Easy English

September 24, 2020

At Mamre, we want to communicate in the right way with all people. Communicating in the right way helps us build relationships and connections with others. To help us on this path, a group of Mamre staff members recently completed Easy English training with Scope Australia.

You might have already seen a document like this before. Here is how they usually look:

Mamre Easy English document example

Easy English is a writing style that is clear, simple and uses images to support the written message.

The way we communicate is important. Easy English was developed to be read by one person. However, it is common that they may have a supporter with them to assist in reading the document. This could be a family member, friend, or another supportive person in their life. When people read the document together, meanings can be discussed and understood more clearly.

Easy English documents are useful for many people including people with low literacy and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The group of Mamre teamies who attended the three-week training workshop are now busy translating documents into Easy English format.

Now, when you visit Mamre, you are welcome to ask if documents are available in Easy English.