Plain language makes it easier for the public to read, understand, and use government communications.Learn more
Law and requirements
Learn about the Plain Writing Act, policy memos, and executive orders that require agencies to use plain language.
Plain language guidelines
Official writing guidelines for understanding your audience, being clear and concise, and testing your content.
August 24, 2022
On August 24, 2022, our summit brought together federal employees to highlight plain language successes in many federal agencies at all stages of the communications journey. Experience the slides and some recordings from some of our speakers. Speakers addressed debunking myths, meeting varying audience’s needs, managing the review process and stakeholders, and supporting plain language editors.
The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) is a community of federal employees dedicated to the idea that citizens deserve clear communication from government. We believe that using plain language saves federal agencies time and money and provides better service to the American public.
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