Making information accessible

The Make it Easy service translates information into Easy Read to make it accessible for people with learning disability and others.

two people viewed from behind, looking at an Easy Read document

People First members Julia, Alex J., Jenna, Aron, and Alex S speak to the camera in a series of clips.
Julia is accompanied by three plush lemurs: JoJo, Mary, and Claudio.

Julia: I did a course with Easy Read.

Alex J: Easy Read means I can access information just like anyone else.

Julia: For people who can't read too well it would be very helpful for them.

Jenna: It means I have the information I need to make my own choices.

Aron: I know how to stay safe from COVID-19.

Alex S: I know what to do during lockdown.

Alex J.: Easy Read puts the needs of people with learning disabilities first.

Julia as JoJo Lemur: We wish more organisations would put their information in Easy Read

Julia as Mary Lemur: I think it would be very helpful to everyone.


"The People First team provided invaluable advice as we worked together to create our Easy Read guide to voting for the 2020 General Election and referendums. At each phase of the process, from getting the content right, to feeding back on design of the guide, People First were there to help and ensure we got it right. It was a seamless process, and we’re thrilled with the final product!”

Electoral Commission

It was a pleasure working with the Make it Easy translation service to create Easy Read information about Tiaki-Care for New Zealand. They put together a document that clearly and simply showed how people can protect nature, show respect, keep New Zealand clean and be prepared while visiting public conservation land. I was very impressed with the work they did and it’s great that this important information will be more accessible.

Department of Conservation