Easy Read Pānui Māmā

Easy Read uses clear language with images so that people with learning disability can understand it, make decisions about their lives, and be a valued and included part of their community.

At People First NZ, we use and promote Easy Read widely in our local groups, our Learn with Us courses and our Speaking Up education work. We also have an Easy Read translation service called Make it Easy Kia Māmā Mai.

Where can you find Easy Read?

Work colleagues, a man and a woman sit side by side at a table. The man is on the left and has a laptop in front of him. He has blue hair, glasses and a beard. The woman on the right has an Easy Read book in front of her and is looking at the computer. She has brown hair and a black top with white speckles.

National Office team at People First NZ talk about health policies using an Easy Read document as a guide.

If you are looking for Easy Read information from a government department, local council or a disability sector organisation, you can often find it under accessible information or “alternate formats” on their website.

An alternate format is information that is accessible for disabled people. The other alternate formats are Braille, audio, large print, and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or check out our website's news feed to find out when new Easy Read information is available:

Make it Easy – our Easy Read service

Having information in Easy Read is a good way to show your commitment to an inclusive and accessible New Zealand.

Our Make it Easy team provides an Easy Read translation service and can advise you about the next steps. The Make it Easy service is used by places such as:

  • government agencies
  • local councils
  • non-government organisations
  • disability providers
  • businesses.

You can find out more about our translation and advice process for Easy Read: