Easy Read versions of free disability and technology factsheets now available

person sitting in chair reading a picture book1.5 million people in the UK have learning disabilities. Easy Read is a method of making information easier to understand for this group. Easy Read documents usually combine short, jargon-free sentences with simple, clear images to help explain the content.

AbilityNet logo and EasY Read logo of person smiling reading a book, plus a collection of computing devices next to a man with a cane and text reads:'Sight loss and computing'AbilityNet has updated its range of Easy Read versions of some of its most popular factsheets, which you can download and share:

Easy Read format can also be useful for people who speak English as a second language, people who find it hard to read and write, people who have memory problems, or people who are in a hurry or are stressed.

Want to know more about Easy Read? Download AbilityNet's What is Easy Read? factsheet

AbilityNet factsheets about how technology can help you

AbilityNet’s factsheets are free to download and provide advice and information about how computers and other digital technologies can help people with a range of conditions and impairments.

Written by our specialist team of assessors and accessibility consultants they give detailed information on a wide range of assistive technology, services and related organisations. Many give a step by step guide to help you set up your computer and software (assistive technology) to meet your individual requirements.

You can download more than 30 free factsheets on topics including:

  • Disability and Employment
  • Stroke and Computing
  • Osteoarthritis and Computing
  • Multiple Sclerosis and Computing
  • Windows Keyboard Shortcuts
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Don't Disable Me training series

As well as Easy Read factsheets, AbilityNet has other useful resources available including training courses.

If your professional role includes a responsibility to improve the accessibility and diversity within your workforce, you're likely to learn useful skills from our Don’t Disable Me lived experience training series. After attending the courses you will know how to describe the types of physical impairments people experience, and understand through real-life stories the unintentional barriers we can create.

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