Resources on Plain Language
Bilingual Glossaries, Dictionaries, and Style Guides —Governmentwide resources to make communicating government information to multilingual audiences easier and more consistent.
PlainLanguage.gov —A guide to making copy clear and easy to understand.
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) —In the January 2009 Memo on Transparency and Open Government, President Obama emphasized the importance of establishing “a system of …
Plain Writing Act of 2010 —The Plain Writing Act of 2010 (PDF, 153 kb, 3 pages, September 2010) was enacted to enhance citizen access to Government information and …
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 —On the Web, people are in a hurry. They skim and scan, looking for fast answers to their questions, so it’s important to get to the …
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
Plain Language —Our goal is to promote the use of plain language for all government communications.