ERIC Number: ED192332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Assistance from the Document Design Project: Report at the End of Year One.
American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; Siegel & Gale, Inc., New York, NY.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.
Four activities of the Document Design Project (DDP) in its first year of operation are described in this report. The activities described are: (1) dissemination of information about the project; (2) creation of information services, including a library of more than 450 items; (3) development of a three-day course on document simplification, which was attended by people from 15 federal agencies; and (4) development of 16 technical assistance projects designed to build the capacity of federal agency staff members to design clear, comprehensible documents. A large portion of the report is devoted to descriptions of the scope and status of each of these projects. Appendixes present letters of appreciation from three federal agencies, a reprint of a "Higher Education Daily" article on a study of the complexity levels of basic grant applications, a list of conferences attended by DDP staff members, and a list of participants in DDP workshops. (GT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; Siegel & Gale, Inc., New York, NY.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.