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Clear Language Lab

Live, Virtual Professional Development Trainings

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Plain Language Foundations

Learn about a wide range of foundational plain language ideas, from centering your audience to creating with accessibility in mind.

Upcoming Plain Language Foundations Trainings
Price per attendee: Free

Back to Basics
Are you new to plain language? Or maybe you're looking for a refresher on the basics. Join us to learn about why plain language is important and strategies you can apply to any context.

August 21 from 2:00-3:15 pm CST -
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Writing for Understanding

Review the principles of plain language and polish content for clarity and readability in this 3-part training. 

Upcoming Writing for Understanding Cohorts
Price per attendee: $150
Scholarships are available. 

June 5, 12, + 26 from 5:30-7:30 pm CST - Register Now

Contact to learn more about scholarships and private training options for large groups. 

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Community of Practice

Come together with others interested in communication equity! We talk about all things plain language in a supportive space. Explore current events, share resources, and get feedback on your materials.

Upcoming Community
of Practice

Price per attendee: Free

Learn more about our Community of Practice!

June 20 from 2-3 pm CST - Register Now

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Virtual Office Hours

At our monthly office hours, we're happy to answer your questions about clear communication, design, and accessibility.

Virtual Office Hours

One Tuesday each month

10am - 12pm CDT - Free

Not sure what to bring? Here are some ideas of what we can do together:

  • Talk through document design, like color contrast, font styles, and layout. 

  • Practice using accessibility tools, like the Microsoft Accessibility Checker. 

  • Experiment with using AI to brainstorm content. 

  • Discuss ways you could simplify language in a short document. 


We will work with you on a first-come, first-served basis and will aim to divide the time equitably.

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