Translators, subtitlers, audio describers, news journalists, and experts in Easy-to-Read and Plain Language are invited to this one-day event on the creation of easy-to-understand audiovisual content. EASIT (Easy Access for Social Inclusion Training) is an EU-funded project that aims to create training materials for experts in these fields. During this event, the EASIT project and its recent results will be presented.
The diverse needs of text recipients have been attracting attention among researchers and practitioners in the field of accessible communication in recent times. Debates have focused around how to adapt texts to cater for the linguistic and perceptive needs of recipients with special communicative needs. However, the question about the kinds of texts such recipients need, through what media and in what situation they access this information have not been receiving adequate attention. Efforts to achieve communicative inclusion have had different focus in different countries. For example, emphasis is more on texts of legal and administrative communication in Germany, while the primary focus in Spain is on literary texts. So far, though, no country has successfully implemented an approach comprehensive and varied enough to cover the needs of the recipients for all communicative situations. Printed texts have been the focus of attention despite that they play a rather marginal role in practice when compared to other communication media.
The EASIT project was founded to fill this gap, with focus on multimodal texts and a broad range of topics from culture and society. On the one hand, it aims to promote professionalism in the production of accessible texts. On the other, it seeks ways to integrate the target groups in the text production process and to foster exchange between them and researchers and practitioners. IO4 is the part of the EASIT project that develops curricula to train experts in the field of accessible communication. The results of IO4 will be presented at the EASIT multiplier event in Hildesheim. Researchers and practitioners as well as members of the target groups, both from Germany and abroad, have been mobilised. They will be discussing their research and experience in producing and using accessible communication products in various media together with possible ways to join efforts in different research constellations and situational contexts. The programme also includes speeches that approach the topic from the view of the end-users, practitioners and researchers.
Please register here: https://www.uni-hildesheim.de/leichtesprache/veranstaltungen/easit-anmeldung-registration/
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
Lübecker Straße 3
Room L131 (Aula)
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