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Tillgängliga Texter? : En studie om social och pedagogisk tillgänglighet för personer med dyslexi i museers utställningstexter

Måsbäck, Ellen LU (2016) ABMM74 20161
Division of ALM
Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences
Abstract
This master’s thesis focuses on the social and pedagogic accessibility in exhibition texts for people with dyslexia. It studies the social and pedagogic obstacles the exhibition texts pose for this group, and discusses how these affect the group’s democratic opportunities to experience and appropriate cultural heritage.

The study shows that paragraphs, text length, sentence length, choice of words and text structuring are properties that affect the accessibility for people with dyslexia. Also, the individual’s inherent interests and previous knowledge plays an important part as to how the texts are perceived in terms of accessibility. It concludes that individuals with dyslexia are prone to experience stress during their visits in... (More)
This master’s thesis focuses on the social and pedagogic accessibility in exhibition texts for people with dyslexia. It studies the social and pedagogic obstacles the exhibition texts pose for this group, and discusses how these affect the group’s democratic opportunities to experience and appropriate cultural heritage.

The study shows that paragraphs, text length, sentence length, choice of words and text structuring are properties that affect the accessibility for people with dyslexia. Also, the individual’s inherent interests and previous knowledge plays an important part as to how the texts are perceived in terms of accessibility. It concludes that individuals with dyslexia are prone to experience stress during their visits in exhibitions due to slower reading abilities, and that the intrinsic properties of the exhibition texts often pose problems for the group’s possibility to understand and learn. It also concludes that the information that art exhibitions provide is formulated in a manner that creates a higher threshold to acquire the information by having longer sentences and longer words than historical exhibitions, creating greater difficulties in the learning experiences for people with dyslexia – much like this sentence does. (Less)
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author
Måsbäck, Ellen LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Accessible Texts? : A study of social and pedagogic accessibility for people with dyslexia within museums’ exhibition texts
course
ABMM74 20161
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Museologi, museum, tillgänglighet, utställning, text, utställningstext, dyslexi, exhibition, dyslexia, museology, accessibility
language
Swedish
id
8875393
date added to LUP
2016-06-09 15:16:32
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2016-06-09 15:16:32
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  abstract     = {This master’s thesis focuses on the social and pedagogic accessibility in exhibition texts for people with dyslexia. It studies the social and pedagogic obstacles the exhibition texts pose for this group, and discusses how these affect the group’s democratic opportunities to experience and appropriate cultural heritage.

The study shows that paragraphs, text length, sentence length, choice of words and text structuring are properties that affect the accessibility for people with dyslexia. Also, the individual’s inherent interests and previous knowledge plays an important part as to how the texts are perceived in terms of accessibility. It concludes that individuals with dyslexia are prone to experience stress during their visits in exhibitions due to slower reading abilities, and that the intrinsic properties of the exhibition texts often pose problems for the group’s possibility to understand and learn. It also concludes that the information that art exhibitions provide is formulated in a manner that creates a higher threshold to acquire the information by having longer sentences and longer words than historical exhibitions, creating greater difficulties in the learning experiences for people with dyslexia – much like this sentence does.},
  author       = {Måsbäck, Ellen},
  keyword      = {Museologi,museum,tillgänglighet,utställning,text,utställningstext,dyslexi,exhibition,dyslexia,museology,accessibility},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tillgängliga Texter? : En studie om social och pedagogisk tillgänglighet för personer med dyslexi i museers utställningstexter},
  year         = {2016},
}