Über uns - capito

About capito

We are professionals for easy language and accessibility

We translate information into easy-to-understand language, offer trainings and develop digital solutions around the topic of comprehensibility.

Here you can learn more about our mission and our history. You can also get to know our team!

Our mission

We want a world where all people can say, “I get it!”

For many people, most of the publicly available information is difficult to understand.

We want to change that. Because understanding information is the prerequisite for a self-determined life.

We want a society in which no one is excluded. We want accessibility for all.

Unsere Mission - capito
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The capito team

Walburga Fröhlich

Co-founder, CEO

Paul Mayer, CDO von capito zum Financial Inclusion Award

Paul Anton Mayer
Chief Digital Officer, Managing Director

Ernst Stelzmann - capito

Ernst Stelzmann
Chief Financial Officer, Managing Director

Mario Morschner - capito

Mario Morschner

Chief Information Manager

Silvia Kogler - capito

Silvia Kogler
Head of Accounting and Controlling

Peter Probst - capito

Peter Probst
Head of Partner Management

Martin Gollegger

Martin Gollegger
Product Manager

Micha Fröhlich - capito

Micha Fröhlich
Head of Production

Karoline Körner - capito

Karoline Körner

Head of the capito Course

Uwe Lubrich - capito

Uwe Lubrich

Translator and Author

Foto von Ursula Semlitsch - capito

Ursula Semlitsch
Translator and Project Manager

Veronika Fröhlich - capito

Veronika Fröhlich


Portraitfoto von Julia Zechberger Head of Sales von capito

Julia Zechberger
Head of Sales

Ines Filipovic - capito

Ines Filipovic

Business Development

Johannes Bauer - capito

Johannes Bauer
Head of Marketing

Sabrina Egger-Feiel - capito

Sabrina Egger-Feiel

Senior Online Marketing Manager

Anja Fuchs - capito

Anja Fuchs

Senior Online Marketing Manager

On educational leave


Emilio Leitner

Emilio Leitner

Digital Marketing Manager

Katharina Binder - capito

Katharina Binder

Graphic Designer

On maternity leave


Melanie Wimmer Portraitfoto

Melanie Wimmer

Accessibility Consultant

Alexandra Fiala hell

Alexandra Fiala

First Level Support

Daniel Hartl-Riesel - capito

Daniel Hartl-Riesel

Daniel Boandl - capito

Daniel Somos


Michael Hochleitner - capito

Michael Hochleitner


Maik Roesenberger - capito

Maik Rösenberger

Thomas Dörflinger - capito

Thomas Dörflinger

Software Developer

Christian Hauser - capito

Christian Hauser

Data Scientist

Michael Radeka - capito

Michael Radeka
Computer Linguist

Michael Pekar - capito

Michael Pekar
DeOps Engineer & Frontend Developer

Anonym - capito

David Fröhlich

Software Developer

Our story

We are experts in easy language and accessibility. Our knowledge comes from over 20 years of practical experience, science and research.

We have helped to shape easy language in the German-speaking world from the very beginning.

We want information to really be understood. That’s why we work closely with review groups. After all, only the target group knows what is understandable.

Our goal is a world in which all people can inform themselves transparently and in a way that is easy to understand.

Burgi und Klaus - Gründungsgeschichte von capito


The capito founding duo Walburga Fröhlich and Klaus Candussi start translating texts into easy-to-understand language. Our first work is the mission statement of Lebenshilfe.

Shortly thereafter, we develop the “Gütesiegel Leicht Lesen” seal. The seal certifies that the capito quality standard has been met.


In Austria and Germany, an exchange on easy language begins. Together with other organizations and self-advocates we found the Netzwerk Leichte Sprache.

In order to be able to offer our products and services nationwide, we are developing a social franchise network. The first location next to capito Graz is in beautiful Vorarlberg.


We develop the capito criteria catalog based on the set of rules for plain language. It comprises 160 criteria. The criteria originate from science, research and practice and are continuously developed further.

We want to pass on our knowledge and know-how to other people. For this purpose, we offer the course for easy-to-understand language and barrier-free information.


The capito app goes live. With the app, texts can be easily read in different language levels.


We develop capito digital. The tool for easy language helps you simplify texts. It checks texts for comprehensibility and provides practical simplification tips.

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The capito network

capito exists in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. The social franchise network currently consists of 13 locations.

The locations work according to the TÜV-certified capito method. This enables us to offer our services at a high level of quality throughout the country. 

There are also 2 sales partnerships and 58 quality partnerships in the network.

capito in Germany

capito Berlin
die reha e.v.

capito Bodensee
OWB Oberschwäbische Werkstätten gem. GmbH

capito Hamburg
Grone Netzwerk Hamburg GmbH – gemeinnützig

capito Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Lebenshilfewerk Hagenow gGmbH

capito München
ARGUS! Kultur&Kommunikation


capito Nordbayern
Rummelsberger Diakonie

capito Stuttgart
1a Zugang Beratungsgesellschaft mbH

capito Schleswig-Holstein
Schleswiger Werkstätten

capito in Austria

capito Graz
atempo GmbH 

capito Niederösterreich
Kortexter Kommunikation GmbH

capito Vorarlberg und Liechtenstein
Fischkom PR / Kommunikation

capito Wien
Auftakt Services GmbH

capito in Switzerland

capito Zürich
Labena GmbH

capito Careum
Careum Verlag

Our sales partnerships

capito Nordhessen
distriko GmbH & Co. KG

Austria Presse Agentur

capito and the SDGs

capito was developed by atempo.

capito was a key reason why atempo was named an SDG Pioneer in 2016 for its “particularly innovative contribution” to achieving the SDGs.

The SDGs (“Sustainable Development Goals”) comprise 17 goals that are intended to ensure sustainable development worldwide on an economic, social and ecological level. The SDGs were developed by the United Nations (UN) and adopted at the UN General Assembly in 2015.

capito contributes to the following goals:

  • 4: Quality education
  • 10: Reduced inequalities
  • 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions

As part of the Global Compact Network, we are committed to regular reporting. More about this can be found in the atempo impact report and on the website of the Global Compact Network.

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Auszeichnungen, Wirkungsbericht - Weitere Infos über capito

... you want to know more?

  • AwardsOur work has received many awards.
  • Impact Report 2022: Here you will find a summary of the most important facts, figures and data about capito in German.