Tech language for everyone
Start Date 19/02/2021
End Date 12/12/2023
Geographical Scope: Italy

The technology uses languages that can exclude. Officina Microtesti is the first Italian studio dedicated to designing services and writing for the user experience based on cognitive psychology. We work towards making the digital space a place for everyone, where digital products speak a single human language regardless of age, schooling, gender, localization, ethnicity. 

Our mission is to help professionals, Public Administrations, and companies understand how language can be a tool for inclusion and accessibility. We make it through high-focused community activity, both online (discussions, webinars, free training) and offline (open meet-ups, other free training events). We offer mentorship, take courses and other free events to make tech a place for everyone, through plain language and the respect of emotions and mental models.     

We decided to start the pledge hoping to make the digital world a place for everyone. Economic crisis and the recent pandemic have underlined the need of building a more inclusive tech world, to allow youth to find better employment. We also want to support our local communities and improve their digital skills to access new job opportunities in a more open context, upskill and reskill the labour force who's actually suffering the post-pandemic crisis.


Free resources are available here, and this is the newsletter.  This is the link to our open community, offering a place for discussion and mentorship.  Here you can find a presentation of our events and the videos.


Digital Skills for ICT Professionals

Microcopy & UX Writing Italia

Raise awareness on the need for a more human tech speaking with a voice understandable by everyone

INITIATIVE NAME PILLAR TYPE METHODOLOGY
Microcopy & UX Writing Italia Tier 2 - Awareness Raising Publications

Initiative status

Status Quantity Target PLACE
17%
3050 17500 -

Closest Competitor

InitiativeStatusQuantityTarget
Competitor Pledge title
0%
50000 80000

Digital Skills in Education

CaipiroskaLab

Bringing plain language in education to prepare new generations of internauts

INITIATIVE NAME PILLAR TYPE METHODOLOGY
CaipiroskaLab Tier 1 - Training Online & Face-to-face

Initiative status

Status Quantity Target PLACE
16%
80 500 -

Closest Competitor

InitiativeStatusQuantityTarget
Competitor Pledge title
0%
50000 80000

Digital Skills for All Citizens

CaipiroskaLab - Digital Skills

Providing high quality training on UX Writing and plain language at democratic fees to make digital space a better world to live in

INITIATIVE NAME PILLAR TYPE METHODOLOGY
CaipiroskaLab - Digital Skills Tier 2 - Courses / Programmes Providing access to courses

Initiative status

Status Quantity Target PLACE
0%
0 1000 -

Closest Competitor

InitiativeStatusQuantityTarget
Competitor Pledge title
0%
50000 80000
Officina Microtesti is the first Italian studio dedicated to designing services and writing for the user experience based on cognitive psychology. We work towards making the digital space a place for everyone, where digital products speak a human language regardless of age, schooling, gender, locali

https://www.officinamicrotesti.it

12/12/2023