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Looking at things differently, communicating clearly

Apologies for the delay in doing the Week 45 summary (been a bit busier and more tired than I’d anticipated). Thank you very much to those who contributed posts this week. It was great to have a new contributor, John

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Jargon busting

Dyfrig Williams writes about the training that he and his colleagues have had recently on the importance of understandable language in effective online communication, and where to find good guides to writing clearly such as Plain English and Cymraeg Clîr (Clear

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Fifty Shades of Green: Part 7 – My First Encounter With a Frenchman

Karl Green tells us about his memories of his first trip to France as a child with his family and what he remembers about the friendly Frenchman he first met. Fifty Shades of Green: Part 7 – My First Encounter

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Say hello, hug, say goodbye?

The Week 42 posts made me think again about Weekly Blog Club, as people move on and things quieten down. Joseph Conaghan wrote a thought-provoking post Is Ambulance Reality TV …Insight or Voyeuristic? I can see an argument for producing such television

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October regional participation networks: Accessible information and technology

This is a thought-provoking post to read, especially for any involved with staff training or communications. Sarah Ball includes some useful links and ideas for improving accessibility to written material. Having someone who needs information to be more accessible to

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A talking elk, a turtle, and powerful motivation

Having been without my computer during Week 37, I got it back, mended with a new hard drive and fresh Operating System, and then I had days of getting all the other software I need back onto it during Week

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Just what is ACTUALLY wrong with films with subtitles

An interesting debate by Peter Olding on his blog this week looking at the merits of watching films with subtitles. Peter says that having to read the subtitles would distract him from the visual art of a film, and so

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