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Access for All: Plain Language is a Civil Right, is a virtual conference dedicated to using plain language to break down barriers in society. Join us as we explore five themes where plain language continues to improve people's access to information and services. You'll learn from international practitioners how using plain language increases access, justice, and transparency for others. We hope their stories will inspire you to make a difference using plain language as well.

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PLAIN LANGUAGE AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY  TO ENSURE ACCESS FOR ALL

COVID-19 and BLM dominate the headlines of 2020. But the deeper story is one of access. Who has it? Who needs it? How do we get it to everyone? As practitioners, we have a responsibility to increase access: to information, to justice, and to health care.

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USING PLAIN LANGUAGE TO IMPROVE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

Navigating the legal complexities in the criminal justice system is no easy task, and those who don’t have access suffer. Join us as we hear from those who have used plain language to improve access to justice.

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USING PLAIN LANGUAGE TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS

Not every vulnerable population experiences the same barriers. We must consider all vulnerabilities and look for the most appropriate plain language tools and techniques. Learn about different populations and the different projects that can help protect their rights.

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CELEBRATING WHEN PLAIN LANGUAGE SUCCEEDS

  • 10th anniversary of the U.S. Plain Writing Act

  • International Plain Language Standards

  • A Country’s Plain Language Story

  • ClearMark Awards

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AN INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: USING PLAIN LANGUAGE TO AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF THE HEALTH CRISIS COVID-19

Explore the variety of ways public officials have discussed COVID-19 and how their style of communication has impacted public health—for good or for ill. Watch the Center’s first COVID-19 Awards!

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