18
July
POSTED BY ACOUSTIGUIDE TEAM

Expanding Accessibility: Germany Leads the Way with Easy Language

Accessibility is a key priority for German museums. It means more than wheelchair ramps, elevators, video guides in sign language, and audio descriptive tours. In Germany, content in what’s called “Leichte Sprache” (Easy Language) is a fundamental pillar of the accessibility mission. Never heard of it? It’s a special form of standard German that follows specific rules of grammar, vocabulary, layout and structure. The goal is to enable people with cognitive disabilities or a limited knowledge of German to access information and, by law, many authorities are required to have documents and othe […]

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