Plain Language is a Civil Right

Virtual Event    May 11-13, 2021



Access for All: Plain Language is a Civil Right, is a virtual conference dedicated to using plain language to break down barriers in society. Through our three themes - design, literacy, and practice – we will explore how to bring access to all through plain language.

Designing Plain Language:


How design and graphics shape audience comprehension.

With keynote presentations from:

Helena Haapio

Rob Waller

Karel van der Waarde

Literacy across the disciplines:


Making financial, health, legal, and other information accessible for all.

With keynote presentations from:

Matla Titi & Shelley Van Der Westhuizen

Dr. Kathie Irwin

Michael Villaire

Plain Language in Practice and Purpose:


Applying Plain Language in the real world.

With keynote presentations from:

Ginny Redish

Joe Kimble

Neil James