Does Easy Read work? A claim that Easy Read is effective is reviewed. New evidence suggests Easy Read can increase difficulty for people with language and learning disabilities, with a need to professionalise the provision of accessible information.
New research shows if Easy Read and Plain English writing makes words easier to understand. Words in Easy Read are shorter, more frequent and familiar, but analysis shows adaptations are sometimes making information more difficult to understand.
Bullet points in Plain English and Easy Read create long sentences with low coherence. The use of bullet points can make reading difficult for people with low literacy and communication and learning disability.
New research shows how Easy Read and Plain English methods change text. Sentences are shortened by splitting sentences, deleting information and using bullet points. But research suggests these changes might be making Easy Read information more difficult to understand.