Plain Language: Accessibility for Content

Class description

You went to a lot of trouble to put that content online. Plain language will help your audience find it, understand it and use it. Writing clearly makes information more accessible – and usable – for people who don’t read well, are reading in a second language, or are listening to the text. That means better informed users, happier customers, and fewer angry support calls.

With lots of examples from around the web, we’ll explore:
– What do we mean by plain language?
– How can you make your content easier to read?
– How does plain language support accessibility?

Speaker

Whitney Quesenbery

Date

May 17th, 2017

Time

8:30 am-10:00 am

Class level

Beginner

Class type

Lecture

Track

Content

Prerequisites

None

Take Aways

  • What we mean by plain language.
  • How you can make your content easier to read.
  • How plain language supports accessibility.

Location

Room TH 211