Plain language

Plain language

Plain language guide: all you really need to know about plain language writing

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Print
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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Charles Moody
Publisher: 
Literacy Partners of Manitoba
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Provides guidelines for plain language writing.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
COMM.L58

Association canadienne de santé publique, Programme national sur l'alphabétisation et la santé

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Consulting
Training
Advocacy
Formation
Groupe de pression
Expert-conseil

Works to promotes awareness among health professionals of the links between literacy and health. Provides resources to help health professionals serve clients with low literacy skills more effectively. Also provides consultation and advice on how to write documents in plain language, and will review and revise materials. // Encourage les professionnels de la santé partout au Canada à utiliser un style clair et simple dans l’information sur la santé et à s’exprimer clairement quand ils parlent. Travaille avec des organismes nationaux du domaine de l’alphabétisation pour développer ses rapports avec les apprenants.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
(613) 725-3769
Email Address: 
nlhp@cpha.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
(613) 725-9826
Street Address: 
400-1565 Carling Avenue
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1Z 8R1
Internal Notes : 
multiple languages found - // in abstract

Health information in plain language

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Women's Network PEI
Publisher: 
Women's Network, PEI
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PEI

Provides information and teaching tools on clear communication and using plain language in health. The kit includes six different resources: Partnerships for Health: First Aid Kit; Stories About Partnerships for Health; Helping Each Other; Health Board Game; Partnership Tips Wallet Card; and, Beyond Prescriptions - Meeting Your Health Needs.

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The new reproductive technologies: a plain language guide

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
L'Institut Roeher Institute
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information on reproduction and the new reproductive technologies, explains the ethical and unethical issues raised about it which led to the formation of the Royal Commission on New Reproductive Techologies to help decide what is ethical, fair, good, and for the benefit of all Canadians. Includes a summary explanation of the RCNRT report and RCNRT recommendations for some topics are provided. Also includes a dictionary of the terms used as well as a resource list of print and non-print materials on reproduction.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 189507097X
NRGT.N49 1997

Just technology? Plain language summary of "Just technology? from principles to practice in bio-ethical issues"

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Inclusion International
L'Institut Roeher Institute
Publisher: 
L'Institut Roeher Institute
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explains the effect genetic science is going to have on all people, especially people with disabilities. Based on three working papers explaining ways genetic science could be used to harm people with disabilities.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1895070775
NRGT.J87 1995

Directory of plain language health information

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Resource Language: 
English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Canadian Public Health Association
Publisher: 
Canadian Public Health Association
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a tool for health professionals to locate excellent examples of plain language health information on a variety of subjects. Presents a list of 375 titles from 50 organizations. Includes Appendices providing basic information on plain language and clear design tips.

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