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Karen Topper
16:08
The slides for this webinar can be found https://www.selfadvocacyinfo.org/resources/sartac-zoom-meetings/
JJ Fernandez
18:51
Hello from California!
Steph Ban
19:03
hi :)
Lawand Johnson
19:32
Hello from Louisiana!
Jonathan Paul Katz
19:42
Hello from Maryland!
Delight Mells
19:54
Hello from Alaska!
Debra Montana
19:55
Hello from New Mexico!
Lindsay Young
19:59
Hello from Tennessee!
Megan Jones
20:01
Hello from Oregon!
Ronda Nelson
20:01
Hello from California
Elaine Shaw
20:01
Hello from Northern VA!
Jae Jin Pak
20:03
Greetings from Illinois :)
Lin Nibbelink
20:11
Hello from Iowa :)
Ryley Newport
20:14
Hello from Oregon!
Denise Daerus
20:16
Hello from Milwaukee
Nila Morgan
20:26
Hi from Al;aska
Salina Villanueva
20:27
hello from california
Emma Kidder
20:28
Hello from Chicago :)
Mary Michaels
20:35
Hello from South Dakota!
Tami Bentley
20:45
Hello from North Dakota!
Janie Avant
20:47
Hello from Georgia!
Cat Schleicher (she/her)
20:49
Hello from Colorado!
Cindy Terryberry
20:52
Hello from the Area Agency on Aging, Kansas City, MO
Amy Rieser
20:54
Hello from Wyoming
Melanie Whitmore
21:13
Hello from Springfield, Ohio!
Libby Kennard
21:45
I'm in Oregon!
Sandy Drangmeister
22:01
Hello from Albuquerque, NM - University of NM, Center for Development and Disability
Sherri Simpson
22:03
Hello from Ohio
Monica Allaback
22:14
Hello From Wisconsin!
Michelle Cave
22:14
Hello from Northern California!
Cathy Lerza
22:22
Hi from Kentucky
Emilie Wylde Turner
22:23
Hi there! I am from Oregon!
Michelle Staley
22:53
Hello from UNM Center for Development and Disability - Albuquerque New Mexico :)
Hezequias Rocha
23:11
Will the recording be available at the website?
Samuel Camacho
23:39
it will be available on the website
Samuel Camacho
23:53
in their zoom meeting area for further viewing
Catalina Popescu
23:56
Hello, nice to meet everyone! This is Catalina Popescu from HHS, Texas. I am an AmeriCorps VISTA member.
Sha Ongelungel
24:30
You can see the live meeting notes here: https://otter.ai/u/GDhu2hdko-tJ0EjC_eQ0-gjAu3AScroll back to review anything you missed.
Sha Ongelungel
34:23
Does anyone have any questions or action items?Let's capture them in the meeting notes: https://otter.ai/u/GDhu2hdko-tJ0EjC_eQ0-gjAu3A
Pam Hunter Dempsey
39:18
@Sha, this is a very interesting site (above).
Tiffany Walker
40:22
I came in late. Will we receive a copy of powerpoint
Cynthia LaCounte
41:25
I work with tribal elders across the country and really love this message. Many of our elders have low vision, low education rates, or use English as a second language. I'm changing my writing style to Easy Read! I think it's perfect for us.
Zoe Gross
41:37
You can find the powerpoint on selfadvocacyinfo.org
Tiffany Walker
41:52
thank you Zoe
Karen Kloppe
42:02
Any resources for finding images?
Sierra Shipton
45:48
Can we download the meeting notes somehow? And are there notes available from the other two webinars in this series?
Donnie Denome
46:03
https://splasho.com/upgoer5/
Donnie Denome
46:25
@Karen: We will talk more about images and icons in a later presentation, but for finding icons, I like The Noun Project and FlatIcon.
Steph Ban (she/her)
47:09
is using second person still ok for plain language?
Zoe Gross
47:56
Yes, you can still use second person in Easy Read if that's what makes the text most clear for readers
Lin Nibbelink
53:33
"Some people talk by pointing"
Genevieve Houston-Ludlam
53:44
People communicate in many different ways
Katie Pfister
53:45
Some people communicate in different ways. These ways aren't always speech. Some use pointing at pictures. Some Type on an Ipad.
Molly Cooney
53:50
Some people communicate by pointing at pictures or typing.
Marie Shipp
53:50
Some people point at pictures or type on an iPad to communication
Tami Bentley
53:53
People communicate in many ways: bullets for pointing at pictures, typing on an ipad
Genevieve Houston-Ludlam
54:00
Some people communicate by speaking
Susan Parker
54:11
some people communicate with pen and paper
Genevieve Houston-Ludlam
54:12
Some people point to an ipad
Pam Hunter Dempsey
54:18
Communication happens in many different ways.
Rosita Floyd
54:25
Some people use non-verbal methods to communicate
Denise Daerus
54:26
Some people do not speak. They may communicate through pointing at pictures or typing on an iPad.
Corrine Piner
54:29
Some people talk using different tools, like an iPad.
Genevieve Houston-Ludlam
54:29
some people point to pictures
Catalina Popescu
54:47
Some people communicate in ways that are not speech. They point at pictures or use the pad..
Britni Miles
55:08
I would first define full time and part-time with hour examples
Steph Ban (she/her)
55:16
you have to define health insurance probably
Lin Nibbelink
55:17
Fulltime jobs come with health insurance. Parttime jobs do not.
Susan Parker
55:34
full-time jobs offer beniftis and part time do not
Catalina Popescu
55:36
There are differences between full-time and part-time jobs. Full times offer benefits. Part-time jobs do not.
Jane St John
55:38
Jobs can be full-time or part=time. Full time jobs have to offer health insurance. Part time jobs do not.
Corrine Piner
55:53
Full time jobs must offer health insurance. Part time jobs do not need to offer health care.
Michelle Cave
55:57
There are different types of jobs. Full-time and part-time. A full-time jobs offer health benefits. Some part-time jobs do not.
Jonathan Paul Katz
56:08
The pictures for do and do not should be aligned to show the difference visually too
JJ Fernandez
56:13
There are differences between part-time and full-time Jobs.Full-time jobs offer employees health insurance.Part-time jobs do not offer employees health insurance.
Ellie Jazi
57:13
Start by explaining which standardized tests.
Sierra Shipton
57:16
Define representative and standardized tests
Jill Jacobs
57:22
I met a California Department of Education representative.
Ann Miller
57:34
I met someone form the California Department of education.
Michelle Cave
57:41
define requiring
Janie Avant
57:51
Define representative, Department of Education, and standardized tests. Then make it clear that you met with the representative. The representative told...
Lee Foland (they/them)
57:54
include something that defines that California Department of Education is in charge of what tests are in schools
JJ Fernandez
57:54
I met with the California Department of Education representative.
Shirleen Nunn
57:55
Define CDE as a regulatory orginization
Sierra Shipton
57:55
use more than one sentence.
Jill Jacobs
58:00
They told me about a plan to stop standardized tests.
Corrine Piner
58:06
Explain the department of education
Catalina Popescu
58:50
I met with a representative of California Department of Education. They intend to eliminate certain standardized test. We need to explain what those are
Karen Kloppe
59:03
Great program!
Catalina Popescu
59:09
Also, what the previous requirements were.
Angela Woodard
59:20
There seems to be a lot of lead way to right or wrong answers. What make sense to me may not make sense to someone else.
Jonathan Paul Katz
59:24
Do you have worksheets or exercise packets to help people create Easy Read content? I would like to share these things with my colleagues.
Michelle Cave
59:27
This was a fantastic program.
Delight Mells
59:35
can we get the link to register for the next part of this series?
Michelle Cave
59:42
I thought learning how to write in plain language was enough.
Jonathan Paul Katz
59:59
Thank you!
Kyla Mundwiller
01:00:06
What was that title again?
Donnie Denome
01:00:22
https://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/One-Idea-Per-Line.pdf
Donnie Denome
01:00:29
One Idea Per Line
Amber Hansen
01:00:40
Why do autistic people generally prefer plain language over easy read?
Catalina Popescu
01:00:45
Do you have tools to write grant proposals in plain and easy language. The readers expressed need to read clearer proposals.
Corrine Piner
01:00:56
With the Easy Read checker, is there a guide for words that should be temporally replaced before running the text through the checker? Just as a suggestion in case some words may not be obvious that a word may make the checker think the wording is to diffiuclt
Karen Topper
01:01:04
https://www.selfadvocacyinfo.org/resource/one-idea-per-line-a-guide-to-making-easy-read-resources/
Catalina Popescu
01:01:05
They want simplicity in expression/
Jae Jin Pak
01:01:13
this is really helpful. Would you be able to present on this for our networks in the future?
Brianne Anderson
01:01:25
I appreciate the information and examples but do not understand why none of the examples were complete with pictures to show a complete example of what a “finished product” should look like?
Amber Hansen
01:01:40
Thank you.
Michelle Cave
01:01:47
I apologize. This training is fantastic! I am learning so much and until today's training, I thought that writing in plain language was sufficient. I was wrong.
Karen Topper
01:02:05
The resource Zoe mentioned called "One Idea Per Line" can be found at https://www.selfadvocacyinfo.org/resource/one-idea-per-line-a-guide-to-making-easy-read-resources/
Catalina Popescu
01:02:06
Thank you!
Karen Kloppe
01:02:08
any additional resources for attorneys?
Kathy Becht
01:02:53
Do you know of anyone who is using either plain language or easy read to make college content more accessible for students with intellectual disability enrolled in courses for audit? Or any tools to help with the volume of that work?
Mary Rochford
01:03:12
Thank you for this information! How do you suggest offering both plain language and easy read text? For example, if I write a campaign in plain language, should I attach an easy read text document version of it?
Zoe Gross
01:03:19
info@autisticadvocacy.org
Pat Swartz
01:03:19
Do you hve a list of checkers that you like to use?
Jae Jin Pak
01:03:20
thank you much
Corrine Piner
01:03:24
this was very helpful thank you
Chantelle Diaz
01:03:30
Any recommendations for user testing documents after you rewrite them?
Donnie Denome
01:03:42
Pat: I use Readable and sometimes the Automated Readability Checker
Emma Shouse
01:04:34
Have you seen any examples of state government or federal government agencies using Easy Read?
Kathy Becht
01:04:52
How would a person reflect that they NEED plain language as an accommodation?
Donnie Denome
01:05:01
Chantelle: If you can focus group your documents with people with intellectual disabilities, they can provide invaluable feedback on how to make the documents even better
Jae Jin Pak
01:05:03
are there resources on plain language or easy read to help mental health providers ? for providers to use to beter connect to self advocate clients
Caitlin Crabb
01:05:21
@Kathy That is something that UIC is working on for their Certificate program which is for students with intellectual/developmental disabilities!
Caitlin Crabb
01:05:31
Sorry, University of Illinois Chicago.
Chantelle Diaz
01:06:19
Great ideas. Thank you!
Donnie Denome
01:07:44
Emma: I do not know of any government agencies in the US but I know that governments in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand have all put out various ER resources
Emma Shouse
01:08:07
@Donnie - thank you! Very helpful.
Amber Hansen
01:08:14
Is there such a thing as becoming certified in writing in easy read and/or plain language? If so, how/where can we get this certificate?
Teresa Champion
01:09:20
thinking sample lease agreements for housing in Easy Read
Karen Topper
01:09:28
The resource called One Idea Per line has a section on using Focus Groups - https://autisticadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/One-Idea-Per-Line.pdf
Amber Hansen
01:09:33
Thank you.
Kathy Becht
01:09:45
Has any research been done on easy read?
Karen Kloppe
01:10:17
Great to use for Supported Decision-making Agreements, a new concept in IL
Emma Shouse
01:10:34
@Amber - the federal plain language community of practice recently shared info about this certification program and several people recommended (I don't personally know anything about it): https://www.sfu.ca/continuing-studies/programs/plain-language-certificate.html
Donnie Denome
01:10:50
Kathy: yes! There has been scholarly research on Easy Read, including looking at what best practices are.
JJ Fernandez
01:11:03
Is there a way to sign up for future training presentations? Is it on your website?
Amber Hansen
01:11:14
@Emma: great! Thank you so much. I will look into it. I appreciate it.
Angela Standridge
01:11:45
These have been excellent in this series
JJ Fernandez
01:11:45
Great trainings! Thank you!
Steph Ban (she/her)
01:11:55
thank you!
Lisa Bukow
01:12:13
Great Training , thank you so much
Delight Mells
01:12:28
This was so helpful! Thank you!
Ryley Newport
01:12:41
This was great. Thanks so much!
Susan Parker
01:12:42
this class has taught me so much :) thank you to everyone involved who put this together!
Lee Foland (they/them)
01:12:43
there's been so much good info in these trainings, thank you for putting them together and presenting!
Chantelle Diaz
01:12:54
I use plain language often, but had never heard of easy reading. Thank you for helping me learn about this useful writing style!
Kathy Becht
01:13:05
lOH SO AMAZING
cynthia Bowman
01:13:10
Thank you
Norah Drake
01:13:11
thank you very much.
Jonathan Paul Katz
01:13:13
This was great. Thanks folks!
LINDSEY WOOD-LOPEZ
01:13:15
What is the website for the slides again?
Zoe Gross
01:13:28
selfadvocacyinfo.org
Pam Hunter Dempsey
01:13:32
Super helpful! Thanks!
Jennifer Bose
01:13:42
I'd like to subscribe: Jennifer.bose@umb.edu
Karen Topper
01:13:45
email topper@gmsavt.org or max@gmsavt.org to get information about future events
Elaine Shaw
01:13:48
Thank you!
Donnie Denome
01:13:48
https://autisticadvocacy.org/resources/ Easy Read resources will be under Toolkits
Alana Evans
01:13:52
Thanks.
Michelle Staley
01:13:54
Thank you!!
Chantelle Diaz
01:13:55
thank you!
Laura Kling
01:13:56
Thank you!
Jill Jacobs
01:14:19
What a wonderful class. Thanks!
Kim Harney-Moore
01:14:21
Thank you for this valuable presentation!
Kristin Graham
01:14:25
kristin@dacnw.org - Thank you!!!
Corrine Piner
01:14:28
Thank you
Angela Woodard
01:14:31
Thank you!
Jeff Howell (he/him/his)
01:14:39
Thank you!!
Michelle Cave
01:14:40
Thank you!
Love Kingsbury
01:14:41
Thank you!
Sierra Shipton
01:14:44
Thank you!