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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

Writing for Older Populations
This webinar focuses on meeting the needs older adults. We'll explore the unique considerations to keep in mind when writing for adults of retirement age and older.
Thursday, January 11 from 2-3:15 pm CST - Register Now

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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. Please contact for more information.

December 1, 8, and 15 - Register Now

February 7, 14, and 21 - Register Now

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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!

December 21 - Register Now

February 15 - Register Now

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Virtual Office Hours

Office hours are on the second Tuesday of every month. We're happy to answer your questions about clear communication, design, and accessibility.

Virtual Office Hours

Second Tuesday of the 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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