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Re: Plain Language Workshop for Silver

From: Bakken, Brent <brent.bakken@pearson.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:19:17 -0500
Message-ID: <CAE6qf-EhWD3XAT3LbkpLhsRTNOjP7i0jqGAjUSQFE6hH5d6AMQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Victoria Menezes Miller <menezesmiller@conceptivity.ch>, "Sinclair, Norah M" <norah.sinclair@amac.gatech.edu>, "Chris O'Brien" <chris.obrien@ami.ca>, "Kinney, Kris Anne" <kakinney@ets.org>
Cc: EO Planning <public-eo-plan@w3.org>
Hi Chris, Vicki, KrisAnne, and Norah,

I wanted to thank you all for helping with the plain language workshop that
we conducted with the Silver Task Force during the meeting at CSUN. I have
heard from both Jeanne and Shawn L. that they thought the time was very
valuable and gave them a lot to think about. When we actually started
looking at some of their content and they got into the weeds on some of the
discussion, they could really appreciate the work we do day in and day out
in the EOWG.

Jeanne mentioned that she would look at our resources, especially the style
guide and work on updating their style guide with key considerations. She
said they would also follow up with any questions or help they may need as
they move forward. She knows that our time is limited and that we have
UnDoc priorities, but  we are willing to help when we can.

I just want to thank you all again for being willing to jump in on short
notice and support their efforts. It was well worth it.


Brent A. Bakken
Director, Accessibility Strategy & Education Services
Psychometrics & Testing Services
Co-Chair Pearson Able

512 202 1087

On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 4:57 PM Bakken, Brent <brent.bakken@pearson.com>

> Hi Vicki, Chris, and Norah,
> The Silver Task Force has asked to meet with some of us on Monday of the
> Face to Face meeting. They will have a meeting room right next to ours.
> They want support understanding how to write Silver (the next version of
> the guidelines) in plain language. As we know, their stuff tends to be very
> technical and full of jargon that it is difficult for newbies to understand
> what the guidelines even mean. So, at the end of the day we are going to
> have two breakout sessions. One to work on the Laws and Policies resource,
> and the other to go and work with Silver on how to write plain language.
> Somehow it has been called "Plain Language Workshop" on the agenda.
> So, the four of us, and a few other EOWG folks will be working with Silver
> to talk about writing plain language when they start to draft up their new
> version of the accessibility guidelines. I wanted us to have a couple of
> days to collaboratively work on a document that we can use when we go and
> meet with them. We can use it for talking points in the "workshop" as well
> as share it with them when it is over. I have created this google doc so
> that we could take tomorrow through Monday to all dump our ideas, do's and
> don'ts, rules, guides, links into the document to discuss and share when we
> are with them. I think we could also talk about our own EOWG style-guide
> and put in there as well and go through that.
> Please access the document and start adding any and all ideas that you
> have and think we should discuss and share with them on Monday afternoon. I
> don't want to take the lead in the discussion, I think Vicki, Chris, and I
> can start the conversation when we meet, but let it be more informal once
> we start.
> <
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/14W1U5Ae9FeWDkEgiXadaEsuyRDJhda1pCj1Ph5s_d24/edit#
>  >
> Thank you all for your help with pulling together ideas.
> Brent
> Brent A. Bakken
> Director, Accessibility Strategy & Education Services
> Psychometrics & Testing Services
> Co-Chair Pearson Able
> *Pearson*
> 512 202 1087
> brent.bakken@pearson.com
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