Who is Steffi?
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.
Technology designed with people in mind
For many people, the world is becoming more and more complicated due to digitalization. Steffi facilitates access to online information. Target groups, including people with low literacy skills, intellectual and developmental disabilities, or new immigrants, are always involved in the development of design and content right from the start. This makes Steffi very user friendly and effective.
What makes Steffi tick and unique?
- Grassroots organization with a widespread social network
- Stepby-step explanations that can be followed at your own pace
- Attractive illustrations and enlightening animations
- Simple explanations of complex matter
- Frequent use of focus groups during development
- A uniform and clear user interface
- Built responsive, so useable on all kinds of devices
- Steffie animated figure as a guide (animated figure can be customized)
- All texts are accompanied by professionallyspoken audio
- Available in every language
- Free access, no login or subscription
- Modules can be easily integrated into websites
- A solution to every problem!