SELKO symbol

The SELKO symbol means that a publication meets with the criteria of easy-to-read language (Finnish or Swedish).

The Finnish Centre for Easy to Read grants permission to use the SELKO symbol in easy-to-read brochures and journals and videos, and together with Papunet Web Services, to easy-to-read websites.

In the case of easy-to-read literature the symbol is granted by the Working Group for Easy to Read Literature Textbooks are also eligible for the symbol. With textbooks permission to use the symbol is granted by the Working Group for Easy to Read Literature using the same criteria as with other literature.

The symbol is free of charge. In order to obtain the symbol publications have to meet with certain criteria pertaining to language, illustrations and layout. The decision does not involve revising the text or the layout or any more extensive assessments. If permission isn’t granted, the applicant can contact the adaptation or assessment services of the Finnish Centre for Easy to Read.

In Finland publications in Finnish and Swedish may apply for the SELKO symbol (the LÄTTLÄST symbol for materials in Swedish).

 

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