Independence for everyone


Here you find some examples of information explained by Steffi. The information is explained in an easy-to-understand way. You can go through the information at your own pace. The example topics are important to staying healthy and well during the COVID pandemic.

Grief and bereavement

Steffi explains what you could do when you are feeling sad after someone has died. I also have some tips about how you can help someone else when they are feeling sad.

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Family and friends

On this website I explain why it is important to have people around you. I also give you tips on how to maintain friendships and get to know new people.

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The avatar Steffi is an online method created by social enterprise Leer Zelf Online, the Netherlands. Steffi aims to explain difficult information in an easy-to-understand way.

We focus our efforts on supporting people who are vulnerable in society and have limited (digital) skills. We do this step by step, using simplified language, attractive illustrations and animations.

Topics are explained through animated pictures, written text, and spoken language by the animated figure Steffi. Steffi is the guide that takes you through the subject matter and supports you along the way. Steffi allows the user to take in information in a self-paced way. The feeling of being supported throughout the explanations is appreciated by many users, and usually lacking in other online learning and information tools.

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