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Plain Language - Shared screen with speaker view
Amanda Hall
18:50
is everyone hearing that thumping sound?
Rebecca Mead
19:12
Yes, it sounded like typing to me.
Sierra Shipton
19:24
It sounds like typing to me as well.
Karen Topper
19:34
Welcome - this is SARTAC's webinar on Plain Language
Michelle Goos
19:48
yes I hear some one typing
Karen Topper
20:27
The presenters are from ASAN the Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Ellie Jazi
22:20
Hello - Ellie Jazi, Ohio Dept of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Ann Miller
24:36
I don't see any slides
Casey Sparks
24:54
Is this the Plain Language training?
Teresa Moore
25:01
Hello from the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center or SARTAC. We want you to know that during the presentation our presenters will not be on the screen. The interpreters will be on the screen and will be switching every 15 minutes. This is how zoom shares this spotlight accommodation. Thank you for joining us today.
Elaine Ferrell
25:45
Can you spotlight the person speaking please
Zoe Gross
26:57
We're not able to spotlight the speakers because if there is more than one spotlight, it may not show the interpreter in the recording.
Lawand Johnson
27:21
ok understood
rosalind moret
28:00
is this the same presentation as last week? or does this build on that?
jaime thompson
28:10
Can you spot light the interpreter and pin the speaker?
Cristina Valenzuela
28:27
Will a recording of this training be emailed to participants or be available on website? Would like to share with co-workers. thank you
Zoe Gross
28:49
Yes, a recording will be available at selfadvocacyinfo.org
Elizabeth Garretson
29:05
The slides are already available on the site, too, which is very helpful.
T Weissenberger
29:21
Will someone please post that link?
Kate Jongbloed
29:35
This is already very helpful thank you!
Love Kingsbury
29:49
https://www.selfadvocacyinfo.org/resources/sartac-zoom-meetings/
T Weissenberger
30:05
Thanks!
Kari Anderson
31:11
just had something come up I have to tend to - need to drop off - thank you!
Tiffany Walker
31:12
Will we receive a copy of powerpoint
Suzanne Kilichowski
31:14
After Chicago
Caitlin Schleicher
31:17
Every time there's a semicolon
Sabrina Epstein
31:28
community areas could be defined in its own sentence
David Kochen
31:38
"furthest north"
Suzanne Kilichowski
31:45
Can also use a bullet list
Holly Hackett
33:54
Or if you have an Alexa device I find that helpful as well instead of a thesaurus.
Suzanne Kilichowski
34:30
cognizant = aware
David Forbes
34:31
cognizant
Sarah Leipold
34:35
Sam knew
Sabrina Epstein
34:36
happenstance
Brittany Baize
34:36
happenstance
Holly Hackett
34:36
happenstance
Mandy Dendy
34:40
necessitated
T Weissenberger
34:41
"If something happened"
Lisa Sabyan-Metro Bus St. Cloud
34:41
necessitated
Hilary Conant
34:41
necessitated
Suzanne Kilichowski
34:42
necessitated - necessary
Megan Takahashi
34:43
penalized
Denise Myler
34:43
happenstance
Storm Olson
34:43
leave out 'of the fact'
Elaine Shaw
34:43
happenstance
Paula Burckhard
34:44
employment - job
David Kochen
34:44
punished
Caitlin Schleicher
34:45
penalized
Sierra Shipton
34:45
Punctually
Sabrina Epstein
34:45
belated = late
Brittany Baize
34:45
belated
Libby Kennard
34:45
Penalized
Tania Gariano
34:46
necessitated
shain anderson
34:46
belated
Elizabeth Garretson
34:47
Sam knew that she had to be on time for her job. She could get in trouble if she was late.
Hilary Conant
34:47
belated
Mandy Dendy
34:48
belated
Suzanne Kilichowski
34:48
belated - late
John Barry
34:48
necessitated
Lisa Sabyan-Metro Bus St. Cloud
34:49
belated
Kristen Borders Wood
34:49
belated
Tarah McVey
34:49
punctually-on time
Hilary Conant
34:50
penalized
Holly McPeak
34:52
penalized
Storm Olson
35:00
Saw was aware that her employer require she arrive on time
Hilary Conant
35:00
experienced
Carolyn McGrath
35:09
Sam's work expected her to be on time.
Lan Marshall
35:14
necessitated = depends on
Nelson Valentin
35:48
Belated
Carolyn McGrath
36:36
True for acronyms too.
Dena Hernandez-SCDD
36:49
Yes acronyms!
Barbara Hanshew-Swenson
36:50
😀
Rose Carter
37:47
where did the interpreter go?
Janet Shouse
37:50
I believe the new interpreter needs to be Pinned.
Barbara Robertson
38:02
please pin the new interpreter
Barbara Robertson
38:13
Robin switched off, we need the other interpreter pinned
Kim Harney-Moore
38:55
group settings
Janet Shouse
39:03
A lot of people living together
Denise Myler
39:07
not with family
Hilary Conant
39:22
Provide an example, "like a hospital"
Holly Hackett
39:23
in-patient group homes
Sierra Shipton
39:25
Places with other people with disabilities and away from the community.
John Barry
39:51
"disabled" - nope
Barbara Hanshew-Swenson
39:56
yes
Dena Hernandez-SCDD
40:01
I like that definition
Caitlin Schleicher
42:02
Describe an individual responding to that situation
Elizabeth Garretson
42:13
Someone might...they could...
Caitlin Schleicher
42:17
"Sally wants to contact her congressman"
Denise Myler
42:24
please call senator/rep and tell them about the issue
Carolyn McGrath
42:24
Make up an illustrative story.
Jae Jin Pak
43:14
thank you. have to get another meeting. great info.
Nancy Anderson, JD
46:02
dogs not cats
Sierra Shipton
46:03
Good things about dogs
Suzanne Kilichowski
46:03
good things about a pet dog
Sabrina Epstein
46:05
good things about dogs
Victoria Heule
46:07
Dogs are amazing
Dana Thompson
46:07
Dogs
cynthia Bowman
46:08
highlighting dogs
Emily Nabors
46:09
The benefits of having dogs
Emily Bridges
46:09
Benefits about dogs
Nelson Valentin
46:09
'Dogs not cats
Byerly Trish
46:09
Dogs
Meri Helbig
46:09
good things about dogs
Nelson Valentin
46:10
'Dogs not cats
Michelle Cave
46:11
The benefits about dogs.
Kim Harney-Moore
46:12
good points about having a pet dog
Holly McPeak
46:14
dogs...not cats
christine young
46:14
Pet dogs can make you happier
David Forbes
46:16
cats
Emily Bridges
46:18
Cats
Meri Helbig
46:19
cats
Suzanne Kilichowski
46:19
cats
Elizabeth Garretson
46:20
cats
Michelle Goos
46:20
cats
Sierra Shipton
46:20
The last two sentences
Victoria Heule
46:20
the last two sentences
Dena Hernandez-SCDD
46:21
cats
Coby Abbott
46:24
cats
cynthia Bowman
46:28
other people preferences
Atiana Beck
46:55
😿
Carolyn McGrath
48:57
Especially challenging for non-English speakers who may think of a table as he or she.
David Forbes
49:53
they, them, their
Sierra Shipton
49:53
Who is asking
Suza Szewiola
49:56
They, them, they
Anastasia Collins
49:57
their
Sarah Leipold
49:58
the last sentence
Brittanie Maddox
49:59
They, them
Coby Abbott
49:59
they ask
Elizabeth Garretson
49:59
They ask them if they
Sierra Shipton
49:59
who is being asked
Caitlin Schleicher
49:59
Bob and Alice ask Charlie if Charlie has any questions.
Jeff Howell (he/him/his)
50:00
they, them their
David Kochen
50:00
Who is the they?
Salina Villanueva
50:00
They them their
Carolyn McGrath
50:02
Entire last sentence.
Michelle Goos
50:05
last line
Emily Bridges
50:06
If its talking about Charlie or the company
JJ Fernandez
50:07
last sentence
Coby Abbott
50:11
their mission statement
Chris Herman (she, her)
50:36
Thank you for this helpful Webinar. The principles of writing in plain language seem very similar to those for writing in accessible format. What is the difference between the two?
David Kochen
50:43
😿
Michelle Cave
51:06
That can be confusing too. Are there two people named Charlie?
Ralph Pascual
53:22
Gas costs an arm and a leg….
Lisa Sabyan-Metro Bus St. Cloud
53:33
snowman in the sahara
Elizabeth Garretson
53:34
stressed as snowman
Elaine Shaw
53:35
a snowman in the Sahara
Maddy Magnuson
53:37
back to the drawing board
Elizabeth Garretson
53:37
inches away
David Forbes
53:40
sea of work
Tania Gariano
53:40
barking up the wrong tree
Storm Olson
53:42
'barking up the wrong tree
Maddy Magnuson
53:43
barking up the wrong tree
Betty Vanderkaay
53:45
sea of work
Elaine Shaw
53:45
she was lost
Anastasia Collins
53:47
barking up the wrong tree
Emily Bridges
53:48
Adrift in a sea of work
Carolyn McGrath
53:48
barking up the wrong tree
Holly Hackett
53:49
stressed as snowman in sahara. VERY stressed
Tania Gariano
53:50
It was hot
Nelson Valentin
53:50
barking up a the wrong tree
Suza Szewiola
53:50
adrift in sea, drawing board
Lisa Sabyan-Metro Bus St. Cloud
53:51
VERY stressed
Elizabeth Garretson
53:52
Very stressed
Coby Abbott
53:52
back to the drawing board
Lisa Avron
53:53
it was hot
Anastasia Collins
53:58
sea of work
Emily Bridges
53:59
Overwhelmed
Byerly Trish
54:06
nervous, such as melting- overwhelmed
Nelson Valentin
54:06
adrift in a sea of work
Melanie Whitmore
54:08
Adrift in a sea of work
Holly Hackett
54:12
adrift in sea of work. back to the drawing board
David Kochen
54:12
back to the beginning.
Anastasia Collins
54:13
drawing board
cynthia Bowman
54:18
barking up the wrong tree
Curtis Smith
54:22
She has a snowman shaped body
Skye Peebles (she/hers)
57:26
i love that test! really helpful trick!
Storm Olson
57:53
brillant
Emily Bridges
57:53
That's a fun test. Thanks for sharing!
Victoria Heule
58:10
many memories were made BY ZOMBIES
Emily Bridges
58:23
sights will be seen by zombies!
Caitlin Schleicher
58:24
I made many memories
Tania Gariano
58:25
trip will be taken by zombies
Sabrina Epstein
58:27
I will always remember my first trip out of the country
Elizabeth Garretson
58:28
I will always remember my first trip out of the county.
Coby Abbott
58:28
a trip will be taken by zombies
Skye Peebles (she/hers)
58:30
I will always remember…
Ros'Lynne Colen
58:30
I hope that interesting sights will be seen BY ZOMBIES!
David Kochen
58:32
sights will be seen by zombies in Congress
cynthia Bowman
58:34
I will remember my first trip.
Tania Gariano
58:45
WE made memories
Lisa Avron
58:57
My first trip out of the country changed me.
cynthia Bowman
59:25
Is the hope passive
Ianthe Belisle Dempsey
01:00:04
Hope is not - it has a clear subject "I" doing the action "hope"
Paula Burckhard
01:05:35
Do these have a cost to use?
Andrea Gary
01:05:43
Microsoft Word also has readability scores for Fog and Kincaid scales.
shain anderson
01:06:42
can they score writing in other languages ?
Elaine Shaw
01:06:57
how do these two resources compare to grammerly?
Holly Hackett
01:07:31
Grammarly is not free for all services
Elaine Shaw
01:07:38
ok.
Ralph Pascual
01:07:52
I believe Hemingway charges for the service
Lisa Avron
01:08:14
very cool
Carolyn McGrath
01:09:15
Cool substitution trick!
Lisa Avron
01:09:19
that's pretty funny
shain anderson
01:09:38
neat trick
Hilary Conant
01:10:51
Individuals with autism instead of autistic individuals
Sierra Shipton
01:10:51
facilitate
shain anderson
01:10:52
facilitate
Libby Kennard
01:11:03
Make the first phrase it’s own sentence.
Charlotte Dickson
01:11:04
Colleges are explring how to meet the needs of autistic students
Curtis Smith
01:11:04
higher education = college
Ann Miller
01:11:11
get rid of passive voice
Anastasia Collins
01:11:11
universal
JJ Fernandez
01:11:18
don't use facilitate
Holly Hackett
01:11:18
individuals=people
Hilary Conant
01:11:21
explore-->look
Carolyn McGrath
01:11:24
College want to help students with autism be successful.
Lori Piper
01:11:25
campuses - schools
Skye Peebles (she/hers)
01:11:34
explore - figuring out
shain anderson
01:11:37
going to college
Michelle Goos
01:11:40
support program specifically
Emily Bridges
01:11:43
take out specifically?
Holly Hackett
01:11:45
facilitate=help
Michelle Cave
01:11:45
Omit specifically
Andrea Gary
01:11:45
Delete specifically
Margarita Garcia
01:11:49
Sentences may be shortened.
Hilary Conant
01:11:55
standards-->rules
David Kochen
01:11:57
facilitate + ensure
Barbara Hanshew-Swenson
01:12:05
i am scared to type and loose service. i agree with all as possiblity
Carolyn McGrath
01:12:16
Should be people first - people with autism.
Ann Miller
01:12:21
Colleges are thinking
Lisa Avron
01:12:22
👏
Barbara Hanshew-Swenson
01:12:43
🤩
JJ Fernandez
01:12:57
👍
Curtis Smith
01:13:02
on the autistic spectrum?
Sabrina Epstein
01:13:05
Thank you, Zoe!
Becca Wyland
01:13:13
but for those who aren't comfortable?
Suzen (they/them) Riley
01:13:33
I am not only Autistic but Disabled. I am very proud of both labels.
Love Kingsbury
01:13:40
Thank you! This was very helpful!
Skye Peebles (she/hers)
01:13:40
Can I unmute to ask a question? It is a long question to type.
Barbara Hanshew-Swenson
01:13:50
thank you
Curtis Smith
01:13:51
no questions, but very informative and well presented. I learned much and appreciate the resources
Ros'Lynne Colen
01:13:53
This was AWESOME! Thank you!
Storm Olson
01:14:01
really enjoyed the presentation
Paula Burckhard
01:14:12
Thank you! Excellent!
Byerly Trish
01:14:22
do you think plain language is effective in writing ISP's?? As I think that would be great! As the plan is for the individual.
shain anderson
01:14:22
great question
Kristen Columbus
01:14:23
Great information, thank you!
Aracely Portillo
01:14:34
what are the sites where I can check my documents?
Reese Campbell
01:14:41
Thank you for your presentation - very useful info!
Lisa Avron
01:14:55
As someone who wrote a dissertation, I can say this was very helpful for understanding my job's expectations and how to be an advocate for folks with disabilities.
Max Barrows
01:14:58
Great training from Kathy Willis
Melanie Whitmore
01:15:05
Excellent presentation! I learned a lot of valuable information.
John Rosenlund
01:15:07
Very good information. Thank you
Elizabeth Garretson
01:15:10
I am working on increasing accessibility in our organizational policies. Do you know of any examples of organizational policy that is already accessible?
Ianthe Belisle Dempsey
01:15:11
I believe the URLs are readable.io and hemingwayapp.com
Kim Harney-Moore
01:15:16
Thank you! This information ss very helpful to me in my work.
Laura Mueth
01:15:18
The choice of person first language or identity first as Zoe mentioned is up to the person using the term except in terms of government. Government should use person first language at all times.
Lori Piper
01:15:21
Excellent presentation!
Dena Hernandez
01:15:28
Thank you!! Appreciate the info and will share!
Susan Parker
01:15:37
just wanted to say once again thank you for teaching me so many new ways to understand how to change from what folks think is plain language to what is try plain language and I understand plain language I ask my doctor when they start going into words I don't understand I say English please I will start saying plain language and maybe explain my light bulb I got from last week's class
Emily Bridges
01:15:51
Sorry, I came in a bit late. This has been helpful. Is there a way to get the slides and any additional resources?
Rose Warman
01:16:00
TY for an informative session.
Charlotte Dickson
01:16:21
this was terrific. I am thinking about how I will use these lessons with my constituency.
Atiana Beck
01:16:27
Thanks!
Ryley Newport
01:16:30
Thank you very much for this great presentation!
Karen Topper
01:17:10
the slides are at https://www.selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Plain-Language-for-Non-Profits_Government-1.pdf
Emily Bridges
01:17:22
Thank you!
Lorena Sprager
01:17:43
Even if ;you have a document in English in plain language, it is essential to plain language adapt after an accurate translation.
Constance Young
01:17:59
This webinar has been very helpful and informative. It's so good to see so many people interested in this very topic! It just confirms the need to read and re-read anything and from several different perspectives before you send it or publish it!
Elizabeth Garretson
01:18:28
Thank you.
Tyler Evins
01:18:38
IRS Is working to implement lain language in policy writing
Jilda Falco
01:19:05
Thank you for the great presentation!
Carolyn McGrath
01:19:16
Yes, thank you!
Anastasia Collins
01:19:36
Thank you.
Susan Parker
01:20:08
how long does it typically take to change a document to plain language? and or what's the best way starting point? I'm going it for the first time sorry for all the questions sometimes I have a harder time understanding
Lorena Sprager
01:20:24
Link to proposed national standards for equity in translation: https://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-beyond-translation-promoting-a-new-national-standard-for-equity-in-health-materials-translated-from-english/?utm_source=NAM+Email+List&utm_campaign=9c3bd33b47-9_11_New_NAM_Perspective_Beyond_Translation&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_045ad4d894-9c3bd33b47-180457869
Karen Topper
01:20:30
SARTAC will look for program policy guides in plain language and post them in our resource library. Good suggestion thanks
Blake Smith
01:21:26
Thank you for sharing this information!
Susan Parker
01:21:28
and add zombies? right?
Aracely Portillo
01:21:49
What sites can I use to check my wittings? I use grammaly for grammar checking. Is there a different site I can use for plain language?
Skye Peebles (she/hers)
01:21:56
Thank you all so much!
Susan Parker
01:22:01
thank you so much!
Casey Sparks
01:22:05
I have to leave for another meeting, I'm sorry, thank you!
Susan Parker
01:22:08
see you next week!
Ros'Lynne Colen
01:22:09
Thank you! Wonderful information!
Sarah Sadowski
01:22:09
thank you!
Emily Bridges
01:22:11
Thank you, everyone!
shain anderson
01:22:12
thank you Zoe!
Ianthe Belisle Dempsey
01:22:13
We use Hemingway App and Readable.io to help check our Plain Language!
Holly Hackett
01:22:13
thank you
Michelle Staley
01:22:14
Thank you!!
AJ Chlebnik
01:22:15
Thank you!
Sierra Shipton
01:22:15
Thank you
Lori Bare
01:22:16
Thank you so much!
Molly Cooney
01:22:16
Thank you!!
Storm Olson
01:22:16
thank you
Lisa Sabyan-Metro Bus St. Cloud
01:22:18
Thank you!
Elaine Shaw
01:22:18
Thank you!
Coby Abbott
01:22:19
thank you
Michelle Cave
01:22:20
Thank you
Emma Shouse
01:22:22
Thank you!
Rhonda Workman
01:22:24
Thank you!
Kathryn Lopan
01:22:25
Thank you!
Kimberly Madison
01:22:26
Thank you!
Kit Heintzman
01:22:26
This was amazing
Daime Hoornaert
01:22:28
thanks
Sarah Sadowski
01:22:28
Thank you!
Steven Goebel
01:22:30
Wonderful presentation, thank you so much!
Alana Evans
01:22:31
Thank you.
Dena Hernandez
01:22:32
Thank you!
Janet Shouse
01:22:32
wonderful! Thanks