Books without borders

The aim of the Books without Borders project is to support adults who experience difficulties in reading books due to a disability, neurodiversity, old age or health situation, as well as people who read in a second language (in particular migrants). We develop books that are adapted in their form and content to the widest possible audience (in line with the idea of universal design) and prepare librarians to work with them.

 

PROJECT’S DATA:

  • Budget: 400 000 EUR
  • Funding: The EU Erasmus+ Programme, Key Action 2: Cooperation partnerships in adult education. Partnerships for cooperation
  • Duration: 36 months, December 2022 – November 2025
  • Partners: Fundacja Rozwoju Społeczeństwa Informacyjnego (Poland, leader), Fundacja Powszechnego Czytania (Poland), Stadt Köln (Germany), Leser søker bok (Norway), Trøndelag fylkebibliotek (Norway), Українська бібліотечна асоціація (Ukraine) – the associated partner

ACTIVITIES:

  • development and publication of 12 books adapted to adults with reading difficulties and second language readers (migrants);
  • mapping of good practices on universal book design, outreach and work with people with reading difficulties and second language readers;
  • training for 12 educators and 60 library staff in Poland, Germany and Norway on the use of the developed books in library activities and on methods for working with adults experiencing reading difficulties and second language readers;
  • implementation of pilot events in libraries testing methods for working with adults with reading difficulties and second language readers.

THANKS TO THIS PROJECT:

  • 12 new books accessible to adults with reading difficulties and second language readers will be designed in line with the idea of universal design, accessible to a wide range of readers;
  • a set of resources describing good practices, tools and methods for working with adults with reading difficulties and second language readers will be developed and made available;
  • librarians will gain new knowledge and skills and improve their training competences to support adults with reading difficulties and second language readers in accessing books and literature;
  • the partner organisations implementing the project will gain new experience in educational project cooperation and the implementation of partnerships at European level, and their staff will gain new knowledge and competences.

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