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We are currently revising content on plainlanguage.gov, including the federal guidelines, training materials, and other online resources. We’ve temporarily paused accepting training requests until after this update is complete. We hope to resume training later in the fall 2023.

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The use of plain language is spreading in many areas of American culture. Governments at all levels, especially the federal government, are using plain language more extensively. Other areas where we see a push toward plain language include the sciences and the legal profession. But as these pages discuss, we still have a long way to go to make all writing in these areas easy to read and use.