Plain language benefits all website visitors, especially people with cognitive disabilities, low reading literacy, and individuals who speak English as a second language.
According to the folks at The Center for Plain Language: “A communication is in plain language if its wording, structure, and design are so clear that the intended readers can easily find what they need, understand what they find, and use that information.”
Check out The Center’s five-step checklist that can guide you through the plain language process and help you develop content that’s accessible for all.
WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY TESTING & REMEDIATION SERVICES: Mary Gillen is an experienced Website Accessibility Compliance Auditor and Remediator. She can test your website to determine if it meets accessibility standards:
WCAG 2.1: 312 checkpoints covering A, AA and AAA W3 accessibility guidelines
Section 508: 15 US federal guidelines covered by 59 accessibility checkpoints