ERIC Number: ED221868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Assistance and Training from the Document Design Project. Final Report.
American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; Siegel & Gale, Inc., New York, NY.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.
Contained in this report is a description of the technical assistance and training phase of the Document Design Project, a program funded by the National Institute of Education and intended to address and correct the readability problems posed by public documents. The first section of the report provides background material on the assistance and training given to writers and designers trying to improve the readability of public documents. The second section discusses seven writing improvement projects, including (1) Department of Housing and Urban Development regulations, (2) Federal Communications Commission regulations, (3) Internal Revenue Service tax form instruction, (4) Department of Education student financial aid applications, (5) Immigration and Naturalization Service forms, (6) National Institute of Health patient consent forms, and (7) workshops for writers and for managers. A summary of each project concludes the report. An appendix contains letters of appreciation written by clients to the technical assistance and training staff. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC. Teaching and Learning Program.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; Siegel & Gale, Inc., New York, NY.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA.