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Cynthia Baur

Cynthia Baur, Ph.D., is the Senior Advisor for Health Literacy and Senior Official for the Plain Writing Act, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Plain Language Summit 2019

A day of talks and conversations on how to advance plain language in government communications, hosted by the federal Plain Language community of practice.
Sep 05, 2019

Good Content Needs Plain Language

If good content is essential to good user experience, as Tyrus Manuel proposes in his November 23, 2015, DigitalGov post, then plain language is also part of good user experience. Plain language helps the public do what they need to do—find forms, apply for benefits, look up information and more—when they use federal websites and other
Dec 23, 2015