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Is Easy Read language simpler?

New research finds Easy Read language is not always simpler. Easy Read writing techniques can make syntax more complex, and delete connections between ideas, making information harder to understand for low knowledge and low skilled readers.

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Does Easy Read make words easier?

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.

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Do bullet points make reading easier?

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.

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How Easy Read changes sentences: research results

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.

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