Photo: Rob Suisted
Deanna Lorianni and Meghan Codd Walker
Information accessibility and inclusiveness is at the heart of plain language. Yet for people with disabilities, the language used to communicate about and with them often fails to uphold these important communication traits. In this presentation, we will introduce what people-first language is and show why it matters for creating clarity and inclusiveness. We’ll illustrate how people-first language aligns with international plain language standards and provide tips for using this writing technique.