Friday, March 23, 2012

CDC - Plain Writing - Policies and Regulations

Our promise to the public: Writing you can understand:
[The Center for Disease Control and Prevention], or CDC] is committed to using plain writing in information for the public. Our information is relevant to many groups, and plain writing makes the information even more useful. The Plain Writing Act of 2010 requires all federal agencies to write plainly when they communicate with the public, and CDC is taking many steps to use plain writing.
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Health Literacy and Plain Language Principles Strengthened in New URAC DM Standards

In a strategic move to strengthen the importance of plain language and health literacy principles in consumer health information, URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, this week announced revised standards and additional performance measures in its Disease Management Accreditation Program that promote quality and patient empowerment.
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

To the Oklahoma Lawmakers: a poem | Lauren Zuniga,YouTube

I was crying by the end of this video. Here's a link to the words: http://realinterrobang.livejournal.com/424074.html.

And here are its final words of her poem:
"If you want to play God
Mister and Missus Lawmakers
If you wanna write your Bible
On my organs
Then you better be there
When I am down on my knees
Pleading for relief
From your morality."

Clear Writing: It’s All about the Reader | RISMedia

The authors write: 
Science-rich educations often leave little room for students to learn how to craft a strong written message. They suggest you ask yourself four questions before you start any written communication:

• Is it reader based? ...
• Is it purposeful? ...
• Is it clear and concise? ...
• Is it correct? ...
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

CIA Plain Language Plan — Central Intelligence Agency

Secret codes and vague messages? Not on CIA.gov. The Central Intelligence Agency is committed to conveying its mission to the public in clear, concise language in compliance with recent legislation. ... Since the policy was announced in 2010, the Central Intelligence Agency has made an effort to write its Web content, documents and publications in plain language, using the Federal Plain Language Guidelines.
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The council jargonese that baffles residents | This is Kent

Opposition Liberal Democrat leader David Neve said he did not understand the need to use such seemingly meaningless phrases.
He said: "It's a new language called jargonese. You are supposed to be attracting people to council meetings but then you use language that makes it impossible to understand.
"It might shorten the agenda and minutes but it is useless if the people reading cannot make sense of it."
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