Barrier-free communication in the Memorial and the “Value of Life” Exhibition
Right from the conception stage and the implementation of the exhibition, which opened in 2003, and the Memorial, we have tried to minimise barriers to communication and take at least partial measures, for example for blind and partially sighted people. In the rooms within the exhibition that were redesigned in 2007 (these rooms dealt with the current situation of people with disabilities), texts were put up in “Leichte Sprache”, a simplified style of German. In 2020/21, a smartphone app was created for the Memorial and the reconceptualised and revised “Value of Life” exhibition. It makes it possible to access the exhibition texts in Leichte Sprache. Sign-language videos are integrated into the app. Visually impaired people can also use it to hear the texts spoken. The app also includes translations of texts into other languages.
For more information about this app, see the “capito app” menu item.
In the course of the redesign of the exhibition, a tour brochure in Leichte Sprache was developed, to complement the one already written for the Memorial.
The website of the Place for Learning and Remembrance has featured overview texts in easy-to-read language for several years already. When the website was redesigned in 2020, the barrier-free offers were expanded.