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Web-based tools for digitally disadvantaged people

Start of the BMBF project "EVE4all - Simple Understanding for All

Together, the Social Research Center and the Department of Rehabilitation Technology at TU Dortmund University are starting testing of the web-based Easy Reading Tool for simplified presentation of web content as part of the new third-party funded project "Eve4All - easy understanding for all". Dr. habil. Bastian Pelka, Dr. Vanessa Heitplatz and Marie-Christin Lueg from the Social Research Center are involved in the project.

Das vom BMBF geförderte Projekt „EVE4all – Einfach Verstehen für alle“ aus der Fördermaßnahme „Validierung des technologischen und gesellschaftlichen Innovationspotentials

The BMBF-funded project "EVE4all - Easy Understanding for All" from the funding measure "Validation of the Technological and Societal Innovation Potential of Scientific Research - VIP+" started on 01.08.22.

The aim of the project is the testing of a web-based tool (Easy Reading System) for the simplified display of web pages for people who depend on accessibility. The Easy Reading System was developed in the EU project "Easy Reading - Keeping the user at the digital original" with the aim of enabling people with cognitive impairments to independently use existing, non-accessible websites. In contrast to conventional solutions, where either the operators of the websites have to take care of the provision of easily understandable content, the Easy Reading System enables a paradigm shift by allowing an individualized and needs-based adaptation of any web page on the original site with the help of the tool. For example, the Easy Reading System allows the use of a magnifying glass to enlarge fonts, adjust contrasts, or even translate difficult web content into symbolic language. Thus, the Easy Reading System basically allows many different applications. In the follow-up project "Eve4All", the focus over the next two years will be on expanding the range of applications and user groups, as well as validating the system and establishing the framework on the market in the long term. The goal is to be able to use the Easy Reading Framework in the sense of a non-monetary social innovation in educational and residential facilities of various social service providers throughout Germany.


Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.