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Sarah Jane Borchert | accesiBe & Special Olympics

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Welcome to our special edition of Inclusion Revolution Radio and Spotlight Sessions from Special Olympics and accessiBe. It’s an exclusive series of conversations, where we talk about all things inclusion, sport and accessibility.

In our second episode, we spoke with Sarah Jane Borchert, translation manager for Easy Language at the Special Olympics World Games. Easy Language is a scientifically based simplified language variant of a certain standard language, and has certain rules in order to create a language that is easy for everyone to understand. During the World Games, Easy Language will be utilized in nearly all fields, for example the signage, different parts of the website, and the athlete's handbook will all be in some variant of Easy Language. Using Easy Language encourages inclusion and accessibility since it allows everyone to participate and gives everyone access to all information.

In this episode, Sarah discusses:
  • How she first became involved in the Special Olympics.
  • The science behind Easy Language and the different rules that apply.
  • How Easy Language will be utilized during this year's world games.
  • Why and how Easy Language promotes inclusion and accessibility.
  • How using Easy Language for the World Games can raise awareness and create a lasting impact in German culture.
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