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Virtual International plain language conference (2021) – Access for all : Plain Language is a Civil Right – Part 2
Virtual Event, 11 May 2021Read moreDESIGN. LITERACY. PRACTICE. Access for All: Plain Language is a Civil Right, is a virtual conference dedicated to using plain language to break down barriers in society. Through our three themes...
Virtual International plain language conference (2020) – Access for all : Plain Language is a Civil Right – Part 1
Virtual Event, 13 October 2020Read moreThree days virtual conference dedicated to using plain language to break down barriers in society. We will explore five stories or themes that show how plain language can increase access, justice, ...
Oslo, Norway, 25 September 2019Read morePlain language discussed through (1) Democracy and inclusion, (2) Digitalization and design and (3) Saving time and money. And more! Meet more than 100 speakers from 25 countries. See the websit...
Read moreVera Gergely (Hungary) has worked in different fields and environments, from NGOs through multinational companies to startups. She has experience in software testing, project management, organ...
Read moreWe felt that modernizing and humanizing Clarity’s website was necessary to enhance Clarity’s credibility and to support and increase our membership. We have rethought the website’s design and th...
Read moreBecome a member to have privileged access to The Clarity Journal 81 and 82. Some taste of the contents : The value of plain language jury instructions in facilitating access to justice (acce...
Read morePublished in The Clarity Journal 82 - 2020. Background Northwest Justice Project (NJP) and the Superior Court of Washington have long relied on plain language and readable design to support p...
Read morePublished in The Clarity Journal 81 - 2020. Introduction This article discusses how plain language in Australian family law combined with a clear process makes justice more accessible. Both s...
Read morePublished in The Clarity Journal 81 - 2020. The right to a trial by jury is one of the fundamental elements of the American system of justice. Jurors are asked to engage in a complicated and dif...