Comments for all – a project on digital democracy

Foto på Malin Crona

Malin Crona. Fotograf: Ulf Lundin

Malin Crona is the editor in chief for the Swedish easy-to-read newspaper 8 Sidor, in English 8 Pages. 8 Pages tells what is happening in an easy-to-understand manner.

8 Pages has developed a comment field that is easy to manage for everybody. It is easy to comprehend, it is easy to participate in the digital debate, even if you are not used to reading or writing. You can see an example on the 8 Pages website (in Swedish).

Malin Crona will tell us more about what is required to include everyone in the ongoing democratic digital discourse.

Listen to Malin Crona when she talks about Comment track för all in the UX Podcast.

To make oneself heard – Comment tracks for all 
Thursday 12 June, 11-12 (PUBLIC LECTURE)

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Digital environments for all

Foto på Lena Ryman Wilden

Lena Ryman Wildén is a teacher in Second Language, and works with Swedish för Immigrants in Norrköping.

She introduced iPads as a new way to improve her students’ Swedish skills, and discovered there was a lack of apps that focused on adults. To fill this void, she created the app Alfavux (in swedish) in cooperation with the Swedish National Agency for Education.

Ryman Wildéns lecture is about the process of developing an app designed for language training for older students with a mother tongue other than Swedish.

Digital environments for all – about the work with an app for older students with a mother tongue other than Swedish
Wednesday 11 June, 11:30-12:15 (PUBLIC LECTURE)

Easy-to-Read audio books and e-books

From now on, we are going to present the participating lecturer and activities during the workshop week in June, here on the blog. The first one that will be introduced is the Swedish publishing house LL-förlaget.

LL-förlagets logoLL-förlaget is an Easy-to-Read publishing house, and is part of the Center for Easy-to-Read, along with the newspaper 8 Pages and the Easy-to-Read Commission Service that adapts easy-to-read versions of governmental committee publications and other material for public authorities.

Foto på Laura Mendez Fotograf: Ulf Lundin

Laura Mendez. Fotograf: Ulf Lundin

LL-förlaget publishes easy-to-read books, both fiction and non-fiction, audio books and e-books for people with reading disabilities. The audience consists of dyslectics, immigrants, people with other reading impairments caused by intellectual disability, and young people from homes where reading has been neglected.

Laura Mendez Edkvist, publisher-in-Chief of LL-förlaget, presents the latest publications, with special focus on audio books and e-books.

Easy-to-Read audio books and e-books
Tuesday 10 June, 11:30-12:00 (PUBLIC LECTURE)

More about the Center for Easy-to-Read in english