Linguistic Accessibility of Information

Linguistic accessibility of information is the process of adapting written or spoken information so that it is comprehensible to people with different cognitive abilities (whether people with disabilities or without disabilities).

The process of adaptation of the information will be done by using simple language, focusing of the main ideas only, using simple syntax structure (oral or written) and more, so that at the end of the process the information is clear, focused and accessible for people in need of simplification.

There are several ways to implement linguistic accessibility, including "plain language" and " linguistic simplification."

Language accessibility processes can be carried out by created signage in public places that is understood by all visitors, creating orientation maps that people with different cognitive abilities, even if they are illiterate, can find their way around in an area they visit, production of explanatory brochures on unique subjects (for example, a booklet explaining how what to do during an emergency) and linguistic adaptation of content appearing on a website in order to create an accessible website.