- People have the right to be able to read, understand, and use written information.
- Business, government, and non-profits have a responsibility to produce written information that people can easily read, understand, and use.
Plain language helps people read, understand, and use written information.
Our plain language objectives
We commit to develop partnerships and work cooperatively to achieve our plain language objectives. These are:
- To increase awareness of what plain language is and why we should use it.
- To train people to write and edit with plain language.
- To increase the amount of public information available in plain language.
- To support research and other initiatives to increase the use of plain language in public documents.
Plain language benefits everyone
- Plain language is a process. It starts with your readers and the purpose of your document.
- Plain language is based on research about what helps people read, understand, and use written information.
- Plain language is clear, concise, and well-organized.