Even in Berlin, about 200.000 people are illiterate.
Not really as a substitution, but in addition to written language we want to underline the importance of visual communication, symbolic language, alternative/augmentative communication etc. also for the context of illiteracy. One of the major topics we focus in the StreetLab project, is the (cultural and) language barrier in multiethnic regions, and how to overcome it or actually use it as a bridge, especially with the help of (mobile) communication devices…

[picture: J.Schubert; Illiteracy Advertisement ; Berlin Metro/Underground]

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