You can support us, and plain language, by becoming an advocate of plain language.
We encourage widespread use of plain language in organizations of all kinds, such as governments, businesses, non-profits and education.
Why use plain language?
People need to understand what your organization is asking them to do. Your organization won’t succeed if they don’t.
When an organization doesn’t communicate clearly, people can’t
- Fill out forms or report data correctly
- Access benefits that they need and are entitled to
- Follow instructions
If your content is written in plain language, your customers, citizens or stakeholders can understand you and do what they need to do confidently and correctly.
How do I advocate for plain language?
If you want your government to make it a priority, demand it from your elected officials.
If you are a customer of an organization, tell them you expect clarity.
If you work within an organization, be the voice of the customer. Help your managers and colleagues understand the value of better content by following our 5 steps to plain language.