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Easy-to-read communication with intellectually disabled people – Studying the use of pronouns in easy-to-read documents

2021/1 | #easy-to-read communication #guidelines #intellectual disability #pronouns | DOI: 10.31287/

Easy-to-read communication supports to ensure fundamental human rights, to create a barrier-free and accessible environment, to strengthen independent decision-making and self-determination and self-advocacy. It enables active, conscious and meaningful participation in society for all those who face difficulties in understanding standard communication in general or in certain situations. The aim of this study is to show by grammatical tools the application of pronouns in easy-to-understand publications and to present the guidelines related to the Hungarian language from Disability Studies and human rights perspective. Our main questions put in focus the instructions we can find in the Hungarian-language related to the use of pronouns, as well as the appearance of pronouns in easy-to-read publications. The research is a theoretical and comparative analysis. The results of the research allow us to specify the rules related to the application of pronouns in the Hungarian language, since the current ones can be interpreted subjectively and are not detailed enough. At the same time, we emphasize the importance of the needs and abilities of the current target group for whom we are creating an easy-to-read message.