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International Easy Language Day

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International Easy Language Day

The International Easy Language Day is being celebrated annually on May 28 world-wide. It was launched in order to raise people’s awareness to the concept of Easy Language and to stress the importance of easy-to-read texts for people with difficulties in reading and understanding. Many organizations contribute to this Day.

Historical Background The International Easy Language Day was established in February 2020 at the [1]. The date of May 28 was chosen, as this was the day, when in 1988 the founding papers of Inclusion Europe were signed. Inclusion Europe advocates the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families within every sector of society and ensures they are entitled equal rights. In 1998, Inclusion Europe published the first set of rules for the compilation of easy-to-read texts for several European Languages.

Initiatives world-wide The International Easy Language Day for the first time took place on May 28, 2020. For the start of the initiative, students working at the Research Centre for German Easy Language at the [1] created a video showing people from different countries saying “International Easy Language Day” in their respective mother tongue. The video was liked and was widely shared on Social Media.



  1. University of Hildesheim

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