November 14, 2019

We're excited to announce we will be a sponsor for the CLARITY International Conference next fall at the historic Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. 


Clarity International and the Center for Plain Language are co-hosting Clarity2020 - Access for All. This conference is about helping people find, understand, and use the information necessary to make important life decisions and exercise their fundamental rights.

We hope to see you all there and we hope you wil...

October 30, 2019

We had a wonderful time last week at the PLAIN conference. We learned about new and innovative plain language techniques and got a chance to think about the future of our profession. Plus, we got to catch up with many friends – old and new – from around the globe!

Check out one of Barbra's presentations below!

Susan presenting

 Barbra presenting

September 26, 2019

Susan has been appointed to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as a Voting Member of Technical Committee 37, Working Group 11, Plain Language, to work on international standards for plain language. This will be a long process but we know she is up to the challenge and will use her years of expertise to help make the standards as clear as possible!

The ISO's website describes the process of developing standards as:

"Like a symphony, it takes...

September 24, 2019

Susan and Barbra are headed to Oslo, Norway this week for the PLAIN conference. Barbra will present on testing techniques and plain language in emergency situations. Susan will present on ethics in plain language and on her work with the International Standards team. They are excited to connect with other plain language professionals!

June 27, 2019

Barbra was recently elected to be Chair of the Center for Plain Language. Please join us in congratulating her. We know she will do all she can to further the mission of the Center while continuing to promote plain language every chance she gets!

January 25, 2019

FinTech is a growing segment of our economy, and we need effective disclosures to keep up with technological advances. Susan presented “Making Disclosures Work for Consumers” for combined working groups at FinRegLabs an independent innovation center in Washington, DC.

The presentation identified 4 key principles for building effective disclosures within the FinTech 

industry and furthering FinRegLab’s mission to advance the “safe and smart use of technology and...

December 1, 2018

When emergency strikes, what kind of information do people get? Unfortunately, it is typically complex and confusing - putting even more stress on the individual. Barbra spoke to a group of mortgage market participants (government, nonprofits, and for-profits) about how to improve the homeowner experience by providing clear, concise, and targeted information before, during, and after emergencies. This group, organized by HopeNOW, is finding ways to streamline...

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