About this event
Up of 20% of the Australian population does not speak English well and almost 44% of adults in Australia have low English literacy. Daily tasks such as paying a phone bill, understanding how to take medication properly, completing a school form, or using a website are likely to be challenging for many Australians. People with intellectual disabilities and people from CALD backgrounds are often excluded from accessing information and services due to limited English literacy.
Translating your information into Plain and Easy English is a fantastic way to reach out to your multicultural audiences. Studies have shown that Plain English can increase understanding by up to 90%.
In this free webinar, you will hear from Ruby Yee, Speech Pathologist and Accessible Information writer at Scope’s Communication and Inclusion Resource Centre (CIRC). Ruby will present the results of Scope’s most recent research about Easy English with CALD participants. She will also show us examples of recent Easy English projects supporting the development of clear, accessible written information about the coronavirus.
You will also hear from language experts at Polaron, who will share their strategies and case studies on how to overcome language barriers using Plain and Easy English.
Thursday 10 September 2020, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM AEST.
Who is this for?
This webinar is intended for any organisation that works with people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Regardless of your sector or your role within it, communication is everybody’s business. Through the webinar, you will be able to learn simple strategies on how to improve your reach.
How do I participate?
Please click on the registration button below. We will contact you by email with instructions on how to access the online event.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm