We work to make reading available to people with reading difficulties.
We work to make reading accessible
to people with reading difficulties.
Born in 2002, the ETR Association has become established
as an information and reference centre
for easy-to-read projects. In 2005 we joined
the International Easy-to-Read Network.
How to find us
Col·legi de Bibliotecaris i Documentalistes de Catalunya
c/ Ribera, 8 pral.
08003 – Barcelona (Spain)
T. +34 93 310 76 94
The Easy-to-Read materials are books, documents, websites, etc. made with special care so that people with reading difficulties could read and understand them.
The Easy-to-Read materials comply with the IFLA guidelines for ETR materials
regarding language, content and format.
The Easy-to-Read Association provides an ETR stamp of approval
for texts complying with the IFLA guidelines.
We adapt into plain language a wide variety of texts for companies
and institutions committed to improve the communication
with their audience.
What is Plain Language?
It is clear communication that helps the reader understand
To make sure you are getting your message across:
Why use Plain Language?
You can consult some examples
Courses and workshops on:
- ETR writing skills
- Plain Language writing skills
- Reading promotion techniques
We work with several editors
- Editing of ETR materials
- Promoting a sole catalogue of ETR books
- Developing a reference bookshop network
We promote Easy-to-Read clubs in libreries.
There are more than 300 ETR clubs in Spain.
Central de Préstecs i Serveis Especials (CePSE)
is also a depositary centre.
It offers ETR materials on loan to other public libraries
that wish to have these materials.
Reference bookshops are committed:
All of them are located in ETR Map.
For this reason, every year we announce the Good Practices Awards.
From the Easy-to-Read Association we want to reward different initiatives which use ETR materials to promote reading, social inclusion and democracy of information, values which the ETR project identifies itself with.
Good practices Awards