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Re: Easy Read UK

From: Liddy Nevile <liddy@sunriseresearch.org>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:05:08 +1100
Cc: "lisa.seeman@zoho.com" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, "public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Message-Id: <0FDF095A-8815-4BB5-9920-BB309569367E@sunriseresearch.org>
To: "Rochford, John" <john.rochford@umassmed.edu>

I am working (never enough) with my international colleagues who are  
promoting Globish, again a useful 'version' of English for people - in  
this case with the aim of a subset of English that can be thought of  
as an international or pivot language. But like the others, we do not,  
unfortunately, have the research that we really need to see how this  
can help many of our colleagues with intellectual disabilities.


On 03/11/2014, at 2:53 AM, Rochford, John wrote:

> Hi Lisa and All,
> Easy Read Online (ERO) is the UK organization I had referenced  
> during one of our teleconferences. Its website says it creates easy- 
> to-read documents for people with learning disabilities  
> (intellectual disabilities).
> See http://www.easy-read-online.co.uk/
> I could not immediately find any references to information that the  
> techniques ERO employs are evidence-based or empirically-tested.
> While looking for ERO, I stumbled upon “EasyRead”, by Oxford  
> Learning Solutions, another UK organization. Its product is designed  
> for people with learning disabilities (Dyslexia, etc.). Its home  
> page references:
> ·     a “… research-based approach …”;
> ·     empirical testing with “… thousands of children …”; and
> ·     a link to results from “Randomized Control Trials”
> See http://www.easyreadsystem.com/
> John
> John Rochford
> UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
> Director, INDEX Program
> Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
> http://www.DisabilityInfo.org
> Twitter: @ClearHelper
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