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Q&A: Embracing Plain Language for Better Accessibility

taught by: Ashley Bischoff


Session Summary

No matter how technically correct a document may be, our words won’t do much good if those who are reading them can’t understand what we’re trying to say. But writing isn’t a black box—there are straightforward techniques that we can use to help ensure that our message gets across.


Description

Watch this presentation in the Knowbility Learning Center

Writing reports and documentation is nothing new for many of us—we write them all the time. But even though we may do our best write clearly, those who receive our reports and documentation might not be as familiar with the subject matter as we are.

At the end of the day, no matter how technically correct a document may be, our words won’t do much good if those who are reading them can’t understand what we’re trying to say. But writing isn’t a black box—there are straightforward techniques that we can use to help ensure that our message gets across.


Practical Skills

  • Participants will learn what makes some writing easier to read than others.
  • Participants will learn how to make their writing easier to understand.
  • Participants will learn how to check whether a piece of writing is at a suitable reading level for its audience.