Easy Read factsheets now available
The Tenants’ Union is happy to announce that we have five new factsheets available in Easy Read. Easy Read is a way to present information for people with low literacy or learning disability. Easy Read can also be useful for people who are not familiar with English if a language barrier exists and resources are not available in their preferred language, although Easy Read is not designed specifically for this purpose.
Information in Easy Read is written in plain English. It is presented in short sentences with pictures to make the information easier to understand. To develop these factsheets, the Tenants’ Union worked along with the Council for Intellectual Disability to ensure the information is both legally accurate and accessible. This involved taking quite complex legal language and presenting it in a straight-forward, easily understandable way.
The Easy Read factsheets cover these topics:
- Intro to your rights when you rent in NSW
- When you start to rent
- Your rights about repairs, access, and privacy
- When you live in a share house
- Moving out
Our Easy Read resources are part of our commitment to ensuring tenancy information is available to all tenants, including people with intellectual disability or low literacy. We recognise that more work is needed in this area.
The home page for our Easy Read factsheets is: tenants.org.au/resource/easy-read
- Tenants' Rights Information – all factsheets and resources
- Aboriginal renters factsheets
- Community language factsheets