About easy read
Easy read presents information in an accessible, easy to understand format. It’s helpful for some people with learning disabilities and beneficial for people with other conditions affecting how they process information.
Easy read presents information as a combination of images and clear, understandable text.
Images are left-aligned on the page, with supporting text for each image. This image placement helps the reader understand what the written text says.
Easy read is a global standard that comes under the right to accessible information.
Example of an easy read web page on gov.je
Easy read style
Easy read follows our
government style guide but also has it's own specific guidance.
write in very simple, plain English
- use a clear, readable, sans serif font, we recommend Mangal Pro for leaflets
- avoid italics, underline, bold and excessive capitals and punctuation
- use text size 14pt as a minimum
provide information in clear sections and in the right order
- each section should focus on one main point
use short headings to break up the information and group relative subjects
Easy read images
Photosymbols for our easy read images. They have over 10,000 images specifically for use in easy read products. The Web Services Team have a licence to access their catalogue of images. Get in touch at
email@example.com if you need help sourcing images.
You can also use images of real places and real people, this helps our customers to recognise familiar places and faces and promotes trust and reassurance. We recommend using a photographer to capture these images for you.
The images you use help people to understand the text that sits alongside them. They are not for decorative purposes, so they must be:
clear, with a simple background that is not too busy
Examples of good easy read images
How to make an easy read leaflet
You can make an easy read leaflet by using our easy read template and following the style and advice given above.
Your easy read leaflet should be checked, tested and signed off before publish.
If you're based in Health and Community Services, your easy read leaflet needs to go through a ratification process. Liaise with your senior manager to arrange this for you.
If you need assistance with sign off, contact
How to make an easy read webpage
You can also create easy read webpages, like these: