Documents graded This year, we made Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) pages and data infographics the focus of the review. CPoint Consulting oversaw the analysis and prepared the results. We asked each department to submit one FAQ page and one infographic. Dr. Chip Crane, the Center’s lead for the Federal Report Card, held a webinar with […]
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How are we doing? That’s the question that prompted my easy “yes” when I was asked to judge entries for the ClearMark Awards. After three years as a judge (the last two as head judge), I can assert, “We – plain language practitioners and products – are doing fine!”
Now that we have another round of ClearMark Awards behind us – phew – I’d like to take a moment to thank our sponsors and donors who make it possible for the Center to stay in business. THANK YOU! Your support has helped us do so many things – here are just a few highlights.
It’s time to vote for board members. This year we have 5 candidates for 4 openings. The candidates’ bios and why they want to serve are found by following this link (opens as pdf). This year, we need board members with one or both of these skills: Fundraising, which is critical to the Center’s ongoing success. […]
Winter 2018 Newsletter Champion the clarity of your communications Enter the nation’s premier plain language awards competition and celebration of clarity. The gala celebration and announcement of awards will be Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Center for Plain Language champions clear communication so people and organizations can thrive. […]
As we look ahead to 2017, let’s take a look back at where we began.
How did the Center begin?
In the mid-1990s, a group of federal Plain Language advocates met monthly in Washington, DC. We called ourselves PEN – the Plain English Network. In 2000, we changed the name to PLAIN – the Plain Language Action and Information Network. And PLAIN still exists today.