The “Easy to Read” is an approach that aims to offer, in libraries and other mediation sites, a reading offer for people who have never really mastered the learning of reading or who have unlearned to read.
The “Easy to Read” is:
- Identified spaces, for all audiences, especially those with reading difficulties, with a selection of “easy to read” books;
- works presented from the front;
- mediation and partnership support to bring people who do not come to the library.
Easy to read reading offer
The “Easy to Read” reading offer is the result of a selection made by librarians on accessibility and readability criteria in current editorial production. It is the subject of a promotion and support with audiences in linguistic fragility: people in situations of illiteracy, French as a foreign language or literacy, situations of prevention or disability, etc.
Mapping for “Easy to read” spaces
One Easy-to-read space mapping is now available on uMap. It is updated regularly.
Leaflets to promote the «Easy to read» to the general public and professionals
For distribution to the general public and professionals, on websites or in printed form, leaflets are available online:
Un logo pour identifier les espaces « Facile à lire » et communiquer
The “Easy to Read” logo is intended to be used on communication media and to identify “Easy to Read” reading spaces within libraries and mediation sites.
To facilitate the deployment of the “Easy to Read” across the territory, The Ministry of Culture has acquired the rights to this logo and makes it freely available to communities and associations who wish to identify a space and collections corresponding to the “Easy to Read” approach.
For its part, the requesting structure undertakes to:
- Install a clearly identified “Easy to Read” space within the library, separate from other collections and on identifiable furniture.
- Choose a specific location within the institution for maximum visibility: reception space, at the entrance of the library or in a partner institution (retirement home, reception centre, commerce, etc.).
- Present the front works;
- Have a minimum of 50 books in the “Easy to Read” collection. The “Easy to Read” collection can come from the library background. Regularly renew the “Easy to Read” collection.
- Create a partnership approach: for greater success of the “Easy to Read” approach, the library is committed to working with social partners in its community, particularly with audiences far from books and reading.
- Provide time for mediation and animation in order to enhance this “Easy to Read” space and reach the target audiences. These mediations can be done during the inauguration of space for example, or later, and be reprogrammed.
Les departmental libraries may apply to the scheme, to the extent that they may be required to compile bibliographies, offer training courses, animations or “Easy to read” reading trunks for the libraries in their network.
The Easy to read and understand, a set of rules of writing and presentation of documents, to be distinguished from the offer of reading "Easy to read"
The Easy to read and understand (FALC) is a set of rules for writing and presenting documents developed under the auspices of Inclusion Europe and declined in the Member States of the European Union. In France, it is theUNAPEI who is responsible for disseminating these rules and ensuring the proper use of the FALC logo.
The European FALC logo is intended to identify texts, works or documents, in print or online form, which comply with the rules of writing and presentation, for the benefit of people with learning difficulties. The purpose of the FALC is different from the FAL, which is a "physical" identification of easy-to-read spaces in library or mediation places.
- The FAL (easy-to-read) logo should not be used to identify documents written according to these EU rules. Only the FALC logo should be used for this.
- Similarly, most of the works selected to feed FAL spaces are not suitable for people with mental disabilities: a specific action must therefore be carried out for these audiences.
Institutions wishing to use the logo to promote their “Easy to Read” reading offer must first sign the Logo Charter and complete the online form below.
Logo applications, subject to the project you submit on the form, are reviewed jointly by the ABF, FILL, Anlci and the Ministry of Culture. The Steering Committee is particularly attentive to care given to the quality and completeness of your answers, as well as to the clarifications made about the steps you have already initiated: your detailed answers will facilitate the obtaining of the logo. An answer will be given within 3 weeks.