Use communication children can understand
“Use clear and understandable pictures and sentences. Let me answer in a way that suits me.”
(Mark and Gerben, 11 years old, Netherlands)
- Make sure that children understand all the information that could have an impact on them. This includes providing terms and conditions and marketing messages in easy-to-understand language.
- Consider multiple forms of communication (pictures, video, text, sound etc.) on multiple platforms to make information understandable and accessible to all.
- Keep in mind that age, developmental stages, ability, culture and language impact children’s understanding.
Links to the UN Rights of the Child:
The Right to Information
RESOURCES: Design for Inclusion
Here you can find selected resources to learn more about inclusive design.
Involving Children in the Design Process
Playtest with Kids (website)
Kids Included: Enabling meaningful child and youth participation within
companies in the digital era (website & pdf)
User Research with Kids (book, 2021)
Co-design with kids – a toolkit for designers (website)
The CCI UX Playbook (pdf)
Exploring Child-Centered Design Approach PHD book (pdf)
Children’s User Behaviours
Accessibility & Diversity
Diverse Families and Media: Using Research to Inspire Design (pdf)
Kidmap: Kids Inclusive and Diverse Media Action Project (website)
Game accessibility guide (website)
TUET – a tool to develop and select inclusive toys and games (website + pdf)
The LUDI Network: Play for Children with Disabilities (pdf)
Evaluation of children’s play (pdf)
The 7 Principles of Universal Design (website)
Universal Design Principles (video)