Cosmos: Science for Everyone is a new project that will provide science to people with low literacy levels, and visual impairments.
You can help by donating to this new project. Your support will enable us to broaden our reach in this important area.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian taxpayers.
We will provide audio versions of our science news stories, produce more video explainers and create a plain English style guide.
The Cosmos team already creates six podcasts a week as well as videos on a range of topics.
We want to ensure that as much of our written content as possible is available in an audio format so that the important and inspiring science news and information we publish can be read or heard by as many people as possible.
By creating more audio versions of our content, we aim to make it more accessible to the sight-impaired; to those who find it easier to listen and not read; to those for whom written English isn’t their first language; and for those who can’t find the time to read, but are able to listen when working or in transit. With more people accessing science, all of us will be better off.
To undertake this important accessibility initiative, we need to raise a further $100,000 from the community. This will allow the organisation to invest in the infrastructure and expertise required to create these different audio versions of our written material, and to make them available on all the platforms where you find Cosmos.
Our ability to deliver to the community depends on support, and we welcome your donation.
Originally published by Cosmos as Donate now to help unlock the world of science for everyone
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