KLAARA 2023 – 3rd Conference on Accessible Language and Communication
After the successful launch of the 2nd KLAARA Conference – Conference on Accessible Language and Communication, the 3rd KLAARA Conference is designed in a partnership between FENACERCI and the Polytechnic of Leiria through the School of Education and Social Sciences.
The multidisciplinary KLAARA conference is the venue for researchers interested in the study of language and accessible communication. The conference aims to advance research on modified language used to communicate 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, and information design) will be presented and discussed.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities refers, in its Article 9, to the right of persons with disabilities to access information on an equal basis with others. For the first time the concept of easy reading is included in a document of this kind, which obliges the signatories to comply with it.
However, there is still great difficulty on the part of these people in accessing information and communication, being confronted daily with obstacles that make it impossible for them to access this right.
This is where the National Federation of Social Solidarity Cooperatives (FENACERCI) and the School of Education and Social Sciences through its Centre of Resources for Digital Inclusion (CRID), of the Polytechnic of Leiria have been intervening, through the creation and adaptation of documents, training on the subject, development of accessible books and information leaflets, development of adapted training curricula, etc.