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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Das capito Team

Ernst Stelzmann
Chief Financial Officer

Mario Morschner

Chief Information Manager

Silvia Kogler
Head of Accounting and Controlling

Peter Probst
Partner and Project Manager

Micha Fröhlich
Head of Production

Karoline Körner

Head of the capito Course

Uwe Lubrich

Translator and Author

Ursula Semlitsch
Translator and Project Manager

Veronika Fröhlich

Translator

Marilena Politaki

Key Account Manager

Ines Filipovic

Key Account Manager

Johannes Bauer
Digital Growth Manager

Sabrina Egger-Feiel

Online Marketing Manager

Anja Fuchs

Online Marketing Manager

Katharina Binder

Graphic Designer

Christina Lamprecht

Junior Graphic Designer

Daniel Hartl-Riesel
Developer

Daniel Boandl

Developer

Michael Hochleitner

Developer

Maik Rösenberger
Developer

Christian Hauser

Data Scientist

Thomas Dörflinger

Software Developer

Michael Pekar
DeOps Engineer & Frontend Developer

Michael Radeka
Computer Linguist

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

1999

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.

2005

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.

2011

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.

2018

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

2021

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

Our sales partnerships

capito Nordhessen
distriko GmbH & Co. KG

APA
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.

Auszeichnungen, Wirkungsbericht - Weitere Infos über capito

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  • Awards:Our work has received many awards.
  • Impact Report 2021: Here you will find a summary of the most important facts, figures and data about capito.