Our Aim

Reading is a skill many of us take for granted. We learn at school, practice as adolescents and perfect (or so we hope) the ability as adults. It is something many of us do not even consider as a conscious activity.

Many people do not read easily. This might be because of an impairment or disability, poor access to literacy or because English is not their first language. In addition to reading the text itself, there are often other barriers or obstructions to reading, often because of poor design, layout and use of language.

We aim to bring together:

  • researchers
  • practitioners
  • advocacy groups
  • people who share their personal stories of why reading is difficult

so that we can:

  • share resources
  • understand best practices
  • learn from each other

and most of all, improve the lives of people who do not read easily.