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|Group strives to simplify documents|
May 11, 2009
Utility bills, bank statements and government application forms are among the documents people receive every day but may have trouble understanding.
According to the City of Red Deer’s 2006 census, 7,302 of citizens have brain injuries or developmental disabilities, which the Central Alberta Self Advocates say can affect their ability to read and understand words.
Understanding complex words and paragraphs is also an issue for people who are still learning English.
The solution: Translation services offered by a group of developmentally disabled adults who have become experts at making sense of documents.
Group members have offered a translation service for five years or so, says member Bob Doherty, 54, of Lacombe. Until recently, their work was funded as a pilot project through Persons with Developmental Disabilities.
Now members have formed the not-for-profit Plain Language Society.
Its five teams of translators, including four pairs and one team of three, come from service agencies, including the Lacombe Action Group, Michener Services, Catholic Social Services and Central Alberta Residence Society.
|Karzai Orders Afghan Ministers to List Accomplishments|
November 14, 2005
President Hamid Karzai has ordered Afghan cabinet ministers and other officials to provide the public with a written account of their accomplishments and activities during the past year.
|British politician Mo Mowlam dies at 55|
August 19, 2005
British politician Mo Mowlam, whose no-nonsense style helped forge Northern Ireland's landmark peace accord, died Friday after hitting her head in a fall. She was 55. ...
|Poor communication costs UK businesses billions in lost sales|
August 10, 2005
Bad design, poor grammar and atrocious spelling could be costing UK businesses a staggering Â£41 billion in lost sales, a survey published today has found.
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