Easy read document cover from the NHS

Easy is hard

On the Design in Government blog, John Newton has written about creating Easy Read content.

So, to clear things up, easy read is used mainly by people with learning difficulties. It uses pictures and text to convey meaning.

He created prototypes and conducted user research on them with real users. The insight was invaluable.

It’s also worth noting that easy read takes a long time to produce, so start with this content rather than leaving it as an after-thought once you’ve got your main content signed off.

John also gathered some helpful resources at the end of the post to help others. Read the post at designnotes.blog.gov.uk/2021/10/11/easy-read-is-hard-to-get-right/

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