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The 28 May is the
global Light Reading Day.
Ombudsman Peter Svetina is the
ambassador of light reading.

An ambassador is a person who people know and
listen to when they speak.
Ambassadors of light reading
present light reading to people.
The Ombudsman wants
people to receive information
that they understand.

Therefore, at the global Light Reading Day,
he prepared a message for those
who do not know light reading
and are not utilising it yet.

The message states
that information in light reading
is a human right.
This human right is written in the
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Disabled persons are also people
who, due to their disability, have difficulties in understanding
written, drawn or even recorded information.

A convention is an agreement, a contract.
We will call it Convention below.

Everyone in Slovenia needs to respect the Convention.
The Convention states
that disabled persons must receive and understand the received information.
Such information is called light reading.

Ombudsman Peter Svetina wants
all staff at official institutions
 to prepare accessible and understandable information.

Official institutions are those
in which the staff take care for the rights of people.

The Ombudsman notes:
If the residents of Slovenia
understand information,
then we can learn
how to take care of all our human rights.

Ombudsman Peter Svetina is head of the institution
bearing the same name: Ombudsman.
Below, we shall call it the Ombudsman Institution.

Staff at the Ombudsman Institution respect
what is written in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
They have therefore prepared a
booklet on the Ombudsman Institution regarding light reading.

The booklet was prepared together with Zavod Risa (the Risa Institute).
The booklet states
what the staff at the Ombudsman Institution can
do and what they cannot do.
The readers then know
when to ask the staff at
the Ombudsman Institution for help.

Ombudsman Peter Svetina expects
that the staff at other official institutions
would also respect the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Ombudsman notes:
Staff at other official institutions
should prepare important information
in a light reading format.