Accessibility – Health Literacy – Health Information

Sarah Ahrens (Hg.), Rebecca Schulz (Hg.), Janina Kröger (Hg.), Sergio Hernández Garrido (Hg.), Loraine Keller (Hg.), Isabel Rink (Hg.)

Accessibility – Health Literacy – Health Information

Interdisciplinary Approaches to an Emerging Field of Communication

Easy – Plain – Accessible, Band 13

ISBN
978-3-7329-0895-0 9783732908950
Erschienen
2022
Sprache
Englisch
Bindung
Taschenbuch, broschiert
Seiten
234
Format
14,8 × 21,0 cm (B × H)
Zitieren
Preis
49,80 €

Zum Inhalt

Recent studies show that more than half of the German population have difficulties in accessing, understanding, appraising, and applying health information, thus giving accessibility in health communication new traction. This volume links research and practice in the areas of accessible communication, health information and health literacy. The articles focus on these fields from a methodological, text and/or user perspective. The authors examine how to improve accessibility of research methods and how to adapt existing methods to answer questions about accessibility of health information. They discuss accessibility of text types and link accessibility to individual, organisational and professional health literacy. Contributions also give insight to the implementation of Easy and Plain Language in health information.

All articles stem from different fields: in bringing them together, this volume fosters interdisciplinary exchange to communicate accessible health information and methods to specific vulnerable target groups.

Herausgeberinnen

The editors work at the University of Hildesheim in the research team “Accessible Medical Communication”. Besides Sarah Ahrens, Sergio Hernández Garrido, Janina Kröger, and Rebecca Schulz are staff members of the Research Centre for Easy Language. Loraine Keller is also editor and translator for accessible media formats. Isabel Rink is tenured lecturer at the Institute for Translatology and Specialised Communication as well as Managing Director of the Hildesheim Research Centre for Easy Language.

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