The Plain Writing Act meets Section 508: How the Laws Work Together to Help You Develop Clear and Accessible Communications

Tuesday, March 29, 2016


Section 508 and the Plain Writing Act are two laws focused on ensuring the accessibility and comprehensibility of federal communications. In this session, you will learn how these laws complement each other and how using plain language in your communications can support accessibility under Section 508. Learn how to avoid a conflict between these two laws, and discover tips for generating content that is both easy to comprehend and accessible.

Join us on March 29th for this free online training event brought to you by the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC).

Who Should Attend: This webinar is geared for government employees and everyone who aspires to create understandable and accessible communications through the use of plain language and Section 508.

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Note: No credit is available for reviewing the recorded session.


Avi Arditti, Deputy Chief, Plain Language and Content Division,, Office of Communications, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security

Deborah Kaplan, 508 Policy Lead and 508 Coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services

Donna Ledbetter, Writer/Editor and Section 508 Coordinator, National Institute of Corrections, Federal Bureau of Prisons, U.S. Department of Justice