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KLAARA 2020 2nd Conference on easy-to-read language research

The multidisciplinary KLAARA conference is the venue for researchers interested in the study of EtR languages and accessible communication. The conference aims to advance research and networking on modified language used for communication with people who have various difficulties in understanding standard forms of language. Studies from different disciplinary perspectives (social sciences, linguistics, special education, visual communication, translation studies, information design) will be presented and discussed.

Call for Papers
It is our great pleasure to invite you to the second international Klaara Conference, focusing on easy-to-read (EtR) resp. easy language research, to be held in Olten, Switzerland from 31th August to 1th September 2020.

There is a growing awareness that access to information and barrier-free communication is a prerequisite to participate as self-determined and equal citizen at all areas of society. Article 2 of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities includes the use of easily understandable language as a means of achieving this. Against the background that accessible language benefits numerous other target groups, there is a growing interest in and more research on the topic. Changes in society increase the demand for research-based standards, practices, and applications in various social contexts. On the theoretical side, EtR has to be seen in the broader context of participation, addressee orientation, communication, comprehensibility, literacy, intralingual transposition.

We welcome section papers, posters and workshops.

While Section papers and posters should be based on completed or research in progress, workshops may also be aiming to connect people on new topics or provisional ideas.

Abstract submission opens: December 15, 2019
Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2020
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2020
Registration opens: April 15, 2020
Registration closes: August 1, 2020


Dr. Deborah Chinn (Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King's College London)
Tatjana Knapp (director of Risa Institute - Centre for general, functional and cultural literacy and president of LABRA (Slovenian association for adapted communications)
Prof. Dr. Saskia Schuppener (University Leipzig, Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Pädagogik im Förderschwerpunkt geistige Entwicklung)

Weitere Informationen

Registration opens on April 15, 2020

For further information please visit the website.


The conference costs will be announced soon.




Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit FHNW, Olten

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit Riggenbachstrasse 16 4600 Olten
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