You are about to discover the Mati e Mata app, part of the "Books for all" project: you will read Anna Crema's story digitally for the first time in symbols of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC).
WHY CHOOSE BOOKS FOR EVERYONE
The goal of the project is to promote accessible reading for all children who, alone or with help, will be able to choose three different ways to read the story of Mati and Mata:
- with modeling they will be able to use the tap on the single symbols to listen to the narrator
- or they can hear the same voice in a continuous reading of the symbols, it will be easy to follow the story because the symbols light up when they are read
- finally they will be able to choose the alphabetical text, deciding whether to read or listen, the narrator accompanies them also in this part
AN INCLUSIVE STORY
Mati and Mata are two inseparable friends and, every time they climb the rings of the little park under the house, they dream of being able to participate in the Olympics one day. Their skin color is different, but they don't care and they will fight because in the future nobody cares anymore. Between acrobatics and fantasy, this tender illustrated story tells us how friendship and the feeling of equality can overcome the most difficult obstacles.
The lexicon is daily and recalls the hobbies and activities of the two girls.
Using the tap on the animated images, children will enter the world of Mati and Mata and have fun with them in the games section.
The animations and games have been designed by the Paideia Foundation in collaboration with linguists, doctors and speech therapists in order to help children develop their sensory and linguistic skills.
Finally, children have at their disposal a tool that talks to them, telling them stories they can understand and love.
WHO WE ARE
Promoters of the Paideia Foundation project in collaboration with the publishers DeA Planeta, Gems, Giunti Editore and Mondadori Libri.
To learn more about the “Books for all” project, visit the website www.ilibripertutti.it.