Thursday, November 24, 2005

Fall issue of "Literacies" journal now available

The Fall 2005 issue of Literacies journal is available at
The theme is "Literacy and Community."

Take a look at over 50 pages of terrific Canadian news and articles,
including Janet Pringle's "No Justice without Clear Language"
Pringle is a plain language writer and trainer working with and for
people with developmental disabilities.

In this article she writes:
"When I'm asked to create a plain language brochure, report or list of
instructions, for example, I usually begin by writing the first draft
alone, using language that I think will be clear. Then I work with
teams of two or three 'translators' with developmental disabilities.
They are the experts in this field and they tell me what they

And while you're at the Literacies website, check out back issues,
including the Fall 2004 issue on Health and Wellness
This issue includes an article called "Health Literacy and People with

Support Literacies by subscribing. One year is only $15.00/two years
$25.00. Details at the website.