Accessibility Bites: Plain Language

Session Description:  

Using plain language means communicating so your audience can understand your message the first time they read or hear it. Plain language makes your message accessible, ensuring people can quickly and easily find and use the information they need. This session will be a brief introduction to the principles of plain language writing and design. It will give an overview of what plain language is, why it is important, and suggest some tools and resources to help participants develop their skills. 

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About the Facilitator

Your facilitator for this session will be Melinda Workfolk 

Melinda (she/her) is grateful to live, work, and play on the traditional and unceded territory of the Lheidli T’enneh. She works at the Prince George campus of the College of New Caledonia (CNC) where she teaches Academic Upgrading English and heads the CNC Plain Language Project. She authored the BCcampus open textbook, Plain Language and Design for Post-Secondary. She has taught at CNC for over 20 years and passionately believes plain language communication is a social justice issue.