Easy to Read books are nowadays read by a broad and varied audience, from people with intellectual disabilities to unused readers, and those who are learning a new language. Should we provide different criteria and various Easy Languages for the diverse reader groups?
Our health benefits from reading. Books influence our development, intellect and emotions. Reading creates balance in life.
Easy to Read books are mainly connected with paper books, but how do Easy e-books function? Do they offer the same reading experience?
Accessibility is a popular word today and it is used in many kinds of contexts. Easy to Read offers the possibility to acquire written information and knowledge in an easier language. What does availability mean for Easy to Read literature?
Which age group is the book for? This question is common, but for Easy to Read literature there is no simple answer. Language and knowledge levels and interests, more than the reader’s age, define which book is suitable.
An Easy language book can deal with a difficult topic. A paradox? The question of easy and difficult is in reality about different aspects: readability and content.
Author, researcher and international trainer, Sabira Stahlberg, PhD, has written over twenty Easy to Read books and dozens of academic, popular science and fiction works. What inspires an academic and fiction author to write Easy to Read books?
The aim of Easy books is to support and encourage reading. Therefore both the book design and the pictures are simple and clear. The reader can fully concentrate on the text.