Plain/Clear Communication

Counter Person - Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta website.

This job profile is part of a career planning resource, designed to be clear and easy to read. It focuses on a young woman working at a fast-food restaurant to explain what a counter person does.

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2014-05-15

Cook – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

This job profile is part of an easy-to-read career planning resource. The authors use the example of a cook working in a hospital kitchen to explain the nature of the job; workplace conditions; necessary skills and traits; potential wages; and possible training required.

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2014-04-23

Carpenter – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

Part of an easy reading career planning resource, this profile explains what a carpenter does on the job. The authors explain the seasonal nature of the work, and discuss the skills and traits required for the job.

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2014-04-15

Clear Language Driver's Guide – Cars and light trucks (2013)

Prepared by Literacy Alberta and based on the province’s official driver’s guide, this guide has been written in clear language that is easy to understand.

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2014-04-10

Baker – Job Profile (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

This job profile is part of a career planning resource, presented in clear, easy to read language. It explains what bakers do on the job, and gives examples of places they might work, like restaurants and hospitals.

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2014-04-08

Easy Reading Job Profiles Dictionary (2013)

This document is housed on the Government of Alberta server.

This document is part of an easy reading career planning series, and explains the eight symbols used in the series to designate different job groups. The eight groups refer to jobs for people who like to clean things; drive or move things; help or serve people; make or fix things; prepare food; protect things; sell things; or work with living things like plants or animals.

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2014-04-03

Life Literacy Radio – Episode 5: Interview with Joe Gallant, worker, and Tracy Defoe, expert in workplace literacy and essential skills [Audio 24:10] (2010)

This episode of Life Literacy Radio celebrates International Adult Learners’ Week (IALW), observed every year in April.

The episode includes an interview with Joe Gallant of Red Deer, Alberta. He went from being a labourer with low literacy skills to being a skilled tradesperson and a lifelong learner.

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2013-10-31

It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 2: Supporting Self-Advocacy Passport (2013)

This workbook is part of a program designed to help people with developmental disabilities learn how to advocate for themselves, and to help their allies learn how to support their self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

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2013-10-28

It's My History Too! Activity Workbook 1: Self-Advocacy Passport (2012)

A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities

This workbook is part of a video-based training program developed to help youths and adults with developmental disabilities, and the people who support them, learn more about self-advocacy. The program was developed by Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research (Vecova) in Calgary, Alberta.

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2013-10-21

It's My History Too! Facilitator's Guide (2013)

My History, Our Future - A self-advocacy training program for youth and adults with disabilities & ally training program for their supporters

This facilitation guide is part of a video-based training program created for youth and adults with developmental disabilities to learn how to be self-advocates, and for their allies to learn how to best support self-advocacy. Allies are support workers, relatives, friends, or other members of an individual’s support network who help facilitate self-advocacy.

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2013-10-17

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