- 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.