Educator's guide

Everyone is included

Easy-to-read exhibition program

Developed by the Mef’s Outreach and Communication Department, in partnership with the Exhibition Department and the Visibilia Foundation, the Easy-to-Read Program is a new standard for Mef exhibitions.

This system, considered a language and endorsed – in the same category as Sign Language or Braille – by UNESCO and the UN, allows the development of accessible and inclusive content for our exhibitions and is intended for the following audiences:

With the support of

Diagram Easy-to-Read

Knowledge = Freedom

For people with intellectual disabilities, cognitive disorders or low educational level, lifelong learning does not only mean learning new skills or receiving professional training. It is about being included in society, being able to represent themselves, to have a voice and to have control over their lives on a daily basis.

However, one of the main challenges for people with intellectual disabilities -who need the access to permanent education programs, both formal and non-formal (like Museums)- is the lack of accessible training for adults and available information in a simple format.

When writing scripts, texts for signage and brochures, or audio guide tracks, the Mef – through the Visibilia Foundation – follows the international rules for writing, illustrating and producing content in Easy-to-Read language.

During the creative process, the final step is as important as the content itself: before reaching the general public, all
material is read and evaluated by the same audience for which it was designed.

The Article No 9 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities establishes that to enable persons with disabilities to live independently and participate fully in all aspects of life, States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access, on an equal basis with others, to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communications, including information and communications technologies and systems.

To read the Convention, click here.