Plain Language

Plain Language: Accessibility for Content

Learn what the plain language and accessibility communities share: opportunities to help people get and understand information. Find out what you can do to help.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM ET

Hosted by and the Plain Language Community of Practice

View the accessible slides (PDF, 186 KB, 17 pages)

The presentation will focus on concerns and opportunities shared by the Section 508 and plain language communities. Topics will include:

  • The shared goal of making it easy for everyone to understand and act on content
  • Word choice
  • Typography and layout
  • Headings, lists, and tables
  • Graphics


  • Bethany Letalien, Section 508 Program Manager, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Office of Communications
  • Alex Wilson, Program Analyst, U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Government-wide Policy

The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a group of federal employees from different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing. Join the Community of Practice.