In this episode, we talk with lecturer and translator Marlene Dax about Easy Language in science communication.
Written by Anja Fuchs
capito goes international
Easy Language in English, French and Italian
For more than 20 years, we have been working in the German-speaking world to improve comprehensibility and accessibility. Within the framework of ERASMUS+, we are now networking with organisations and universities from other countries. In this way, we ensure comprehensibility in German, English, French and Italian.
Under the name “Capito! Compris! Understood! Understood!” we will be doing intensive research on the topic of easy-to-understand language in English, French and Italian over the next 2 years. Among other things, we are developing 5 tools for adult education that will help promote comprehensibility and accessibility in the different languages. This is made possible by ERASMUS+ funding.
What is ERASMUS+?
What is the project about?
These are the 5 project goals:
- Accessibility Guidelines in English
- Accessibility Guidelines in French
- Accessibility Guidelines in Italian
- Toolbox for Accessibility Training
- Course curriculum for people with learning difficulties to become co-trainers
The project facilitates an international exchange about linguistic peculiarities and challenges. The guidelines and training materials we develope together take into account the peculiarities of the different languages and at the same time create a common framework for more comprehensibility. In addition, the tools and materials developed help to increase the quality and effectiveness of accessibility training in a targeted way.
Who is involved in the project?
What's the next step?
We will accompany the project over the next few months and provide insights into our work.
What to expect:
- Insights into the project team
- Information on the topic of easy language in the different languages
- Interviews with linguistic experts
The project will start in the coming weeks with a kick-off meeting. At the meeting, we will meet with the project participants at capito headquarters in Graz. In addition to getting to know each other personally, we will also celebrate the official start of the project.