Plain communication

Literacy and Health in Canada: What We Have Learned and What Can Help in the Future? (Clear Language Edition) (2004)

A Research Report

Health and Literacy are linked. We have learned that people with reading problems have more health problems. We need to learn how to make it easier for people who don't read well to be healthy.

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2005-04-14

Putting Plain Language Into Practice (2004)

The purpose of this report is to look at the experiences of others who use plain language, and to recommend a plan the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) could follow to implement plain language use.

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2004-11-16

Clear Writing and Literacy (2000)

This booklet is about writing to be understood. It will provide some ideas about what makes material difficult to read, and some tips on how to better communicate.

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2004-09-08

Taking Off the Blindfold: Seeing How Literacy Affects Health (2004)

A Report of the Health Literacy in Rural Nova Scotia Research Project

It is well known that people who have trouble reading and writing often have poor health.

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2004-08-10

Writing On Our Side (1986)

This document discusses how to write in language that makes what you have to say accessible to as broad an audience as possible. Put together by a group of people active in the field of progressive literacy, this booklet is basic reading for community groups, teachers, political organizations, women's groups, trade unions - and anyone else who cares about communicating.

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2004-02-27

Literacy Outreach Package (2003)

This document is intended to support the outreach strategies of literacy professionals, who want to inform social agency staff about the issue of literacy and promote adult literacy programs in their region.

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2003-12-12

Plain Language and Patient Education (2003)

No.1 of a series on Health Communications. A summary of current research on plain language and patient education.

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2003-11-12

A Plain Language Audit Tool (2002)

This booklet explains what a plain language audit is, who should do a plain language audit, why you should do a plain language audit and how to do a plain language. This project also produced the Write for Your Reader (http://www.nwt.literacy.ca/plainlng/writread/cover.htm) handbook.

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2003-07-09

Plain Language: beyond a 'movement' (2002)

Repositioning clear communication in the minds of decision-makers

Plain language has evolved to become a product, or a business, or an industry. This development promises benefits for all: greater access to justice, improved efficiency and effectiveness, and increased respect for the rule of law.

Now that plain language has come of age, we need to see it afresh. How?

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2003-04-30

Creating a 30-second commercial: How to "grab 'm & sell 'm" (2002)

If you attend breakfast meetings, luncheons, trade shows, or social gatherings, you need to have a ready-made answer to the question “What do you do?” For plain language professionals, it's not always easy to come up with a snappy answer. At the end of this interactive workshop, participants could develop a 30-second commercial that clearly described what their company does and how their products or services can benefit customers.

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2003-04-30

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