This blog will give you regular, high-quality information about cancer. You'll also get to meet the info team and get updates on our projects. We hope you find it useful. And if there are any topics you'd like us to blog about, just let us know.
In today's blog, Quality and Evaluation Officer Rachael talks us through why our information gives us a reason to celebrate.
What is the European Day of Languages?
It’s an annual celebration of language learning and cultural diversity in Europe.
What are we doing to celebrate?
Our cancer information in European (and other) languages
If you or someone you know has cancer, getting the right information at the right time can make all the difference. It can help you:
This why we’ve translated our most commonly requested information into our top 11 community languages. We chose these languages to reflect:
We check the language list every 2 years to make sure it’s still right. Among European languages, you can find Polish, Portuguese, Romanian and Russian.
How we make our information easier to read
English can seem confusing and illogical when it’s your second language – and even for many native speakers. Here are some of the things we do to make our information about cancer easier to read.
Illustrations and infographics
When we’re explaining information, sometimes we need pictures as well as words. This infographic on the benefits of physical activity is one example:
We have a range of information where simple words and pictures are used alongside each other. This is called easy read. Easy read booklets can be useful to a wide range of people, including people with English as a second language.
Other languages and formats
Of course, language isn’t just about the printed word. Some people need or prefer other formats, so we also produce information in:
Tell us what you think
Tell us what you think about our information. Can you understand the language? Did you find the illustrations and infographics helpful? Was there anything you didn’t understand? Email email@example.com with any comments or questions.
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Fantastic that you are doing this in different languages. It's a celebration of diversity and solidarity at the same time. Da iawn!
Thanks for your comment - it's really nice to hear your positive feedback!
All the best, Helen
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