Contracts for the modern age

Posted on Jan 14, 2013 in Legal, Plain Language Blog Articles

Most legal contracts seem to be rooted in an ancient language, filled with words like herein, thereto and hereby. But according to a recent article for A List Apart, there’s no reason to write contracts as if we are citizens of ancient Rome. It’s time to update our legal contracts for the 21st century. This […]

Plain language = more than words

Posted on Oct 31, 2011 in Plain Language Blog Articles, Uncategorized

This article on the role of pictures in health literacy underscores the fact that plain language is about more than just the words we use – it’s about the way we present information, too. Layout and design is just as important as language, and can have a huge effect on the usability of communications materials. […]