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An Easy Read Guide to being a Charity Trustee

Published: 29/01/2020
Updated: 29/01/2020

Easy Read is a method of presenting written information to make it easier to understand for people with difficulty reading. Typically, Easy Read uses sentences that should be no more than ten to fifteen words, and each sentence should have just one idea and one verb. Active sentences are used instead of passive sentences. Easy read is closely edited, to express ideas in a small number of simple words. Any difficult word or idea is explained in a separate sentence. It also uses specific imagery to compliment the text.

This Guide is for anyone who would benefit from Easy Read and who is a trustee of a charity in Scotland. Charity trustees are sometimes called Board Members, Directors or Committee Members. A charity trustee is anyone who controls and manages a charity.

Download and read An Easy Read Guide to being a Charity Trustee here (PDF).


The Guide is also available in Word format here.

Alternatively, you can also view the guidance as a BSL video below.