Tanushree Padath is a Project Manager/Visual and UX designer at Transcend. She makes plain text more accessible by incorporating design principles and iconography. She also conducts design and usability workshops for the legal sector. She has served as a judge in the 2019 Clearmark awards in the website category.
Published 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 substantive and procedural law are discussed. Justice requires minimal delays, minimal costs and accessibility. Law is accessible when substantive and procedural laws are understood by lay […]
Published in The Clarity Journal 80 – 2019. Every reader of this journal will be convinced that plain language revisions improve reading success. But in this article, I will argue that this improved success might not help the people you wanted to help in the first place; people who do not read as easily as […]
A linguist by training, Éric Kavanagh has been a professor at the Université Laval’s school of design since 2002. Director of the Master’s program in interaction design, he teaches design theory and specializes in service design and information design, which he has been practicing in Québec for 20 years. He has supervised over 200 graduate […]
Saul Carliner is a communication and educational technology professor at Concordia University, where his research and teaching focus on both the design of learning and communication materials and the management of groups that produce these materials. Among his over 200 publications are Training Design Basics, Informal Learning Basics, and The E-Learning Handbook (with Patti Shank). […]
We 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 the content, havingtwo goals in mind : Making it more inspiring, rallying and serious. Answering more efficiently our expert members’ needs in sharing their knowledge and projects, […]
Dr Jeanne-Louise Moys is a lecturer in Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. She is a affiliated to the Centre for Information Design Research – a multidisciplinary research centre which explores the design of complex information. Jeanne-Louise will share how typographic presentation influences whether people are motivated to read complex and legal information, and […]
Karen Schriver KSA Communication Design & Research (USA) Dr. Schriver is President of KSA Communication Design & Research, a consultancy focused on making complex information clear, compelling, and usable. She applies research on information design, plain language, and cognitive science to design everyday communications. Her book, Dynamics in Document Design: Creating Texts for Readers—in its 9th […]
A non-profit organization that helps government agencies and businesses use plain language. The Center provides training and advocates for legislation promoting plain language. It also celebrates the best examples of plain language and design with ClearMark Awards. The worst examples are honoured with WTF (Work That Failed!) Awards.
A non-profit that promotes clear information for citizens and customers. The Centre holds events called « Simple Action days », where designers and writers volunteer solutions for design projects.