Cost: $210 (nonmember, $260)
Attendance Maximum: 25
Instructor(s): Beth Wescott, network
access coordinator, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern
Atlantic Region, Baltimore, MD
Offered: Wednesday, May
23, 1:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
We will discuss principles of teaching the adult
learner, elements of effective materials, and practical applications.
Participants will become aware of the communication dynamics of
providing understandable, easy-to-read health information to consumers
and learn to adapt resources useful for low-literate adults. We
will review the lack of connection between health information providers
and health information seekers, the success of "plain language"
initiatives, and the importance of text, type, graphics, vocabulary,
space, and layout. Participants should bring materials they use
that need to be written in an easy-to-read manner.