Resources on Plain Language
Lessons from the 2021 Federal Plain Language Report Card —This event recap highlights best practices, a short case study video, and examples of federal web content that received both high and low …
Multilingual Huddle: Designing for Translation —In this webinar, Laura Godfrey and Fedora Braverman share tips for translating content in the digital context.
How to Present Like a Pro —Wendy Wagner-Smith of the Small Business Administration (SBA) shares her tips and tricks for presenting virtually.
Bilingual Glossaries, Dictionaries, and Style Guides —Multilingual resources to standardize the use of various languages across government.
PlainLanguage.gov —A resource to help federal employees write in plain language and comply with the Plain Writing Act of 2010.
An Introduction to Accessibility —An introduction to accessibility, and why it matters.
Style Guides by Government Agencies —This page is a collection of style guides created by government agencies.
OMB Final Guidance on Implementing the Plain Writing Act of 2010 (M 11-15) —Provides final guidance on implementing the Plain Writing Act of 2010 and is designed to promote the goals of the president’s Open …
Plain Writing Act of 2010 —The law requires that federal agencies provide clear communication about government information and services for the public.
Federal Plain Language Guidelines —The Plain Language Action and Information Network (PLAIN) put together these federal guidelines to help implement the Plain Language Act of …
Plain Language Web Writing Tips —Help your readers complete their tasks with these Plain Language writing tips.
Tools and Services
PlainLanguage.gov —Guidance on the use of plain language for government communications and training for federal employees.
The Guide to the Paperwork Reduction Act —Get help with the PRA, planning and submitting an information request, and finding your agencies agency’s PRA contact.
Open Opportunities —Discover opportunities across government that will help you build and make connections.
Join a Community of Practice
News and Events on Plain Language
Content Design for beta.ADA.gov: Writing for Action and Flexibility—18F worked with a team at the Department of Justice to redesign ADA.gov. They helped them launch beta.ada.gov, and designed new content for some of the most sought-after ADA topics. — via 18F
How to Present Like a Pro—When you are presenting on streaming video, you are essentially doing the same thing as a television news anchor. Try these common methods that television presenters use daily to improve your presentation skills in the “zoom” era. — via Digital.gov