Clear Language Subgroup

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This is the landing page for the Clear Language subgroup.


  • The Clear Language Subgroup is part of the W3C’s Cognitive and Learning Disabilities (COGA) Task Force.
  • We are developing the Clear Language guidelines for the next set of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 3).
  • “Clear language” is sometimes called “easy reading,” “easy to read,” or “plain language.” It refers to text content that is accessible and easy to understand. * Clear language helps everyone process information, but is often especially useful for people with cognitive and learning disabilities.

Comments on WCAG3 FPWD


  • Katy Brickley, Researcher on the Feeling at Home NIHR (SSCR) funded study, King’s College London
  • E.A. Draffan, Speech and Language Therapist/Assistive Technologist, University of Southampton and Global Symbols
  • John Kirkwood, Internet Pioneer and Digital Accessibility and Inclusion Subject Matter Expert
  • Jan McSorley, Accessibility Specialist
  • Rebecca Monteleone, Assistant Professor of Disability and Technology, Disability Studies, The University of Toledo
  • Julie Rawe (leader), Associate Director of Editorial Strategy,
  • John Rochford (leader), Program Director and Faculty, Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, UMass Chan Medical School
  • Jeanne Spellman, Co-Lead for W3C Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0 Silver Task Force

Former Participants

  • Rachael Montgomery Bradley, Disability Accessibility Architect, Library of Congress, and Co-Chair of the W3C’s Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
  • Angela Hooker, Senior Accessibility Program Manager and Co-Founder and Co-Lead of Disability in Marketing, Microsoft
  • Rain Breaw Michaels, Staff UX Design Manager, Google





2021: Use clear language (single outcome with single, multi-part method)



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