Here are a few helpful resources to learn more about applying plain language principles to your documents. A simple Google search for plain language resources will unveil several other helpful publications and websites.
Plain Language Resources
- Plain Language Audit Tool [PDF] (Northwest Territories Literacy Council, 2015): An excellent resource to help you review your documents using plain language guidelines and readability tests.
- The Language Portal of Canada (Government of Canada): The portal contains several resources. Look up terms, find other plain language resources, read blogs, and take quizzes.
- Plain Language Guide (Government of British Columbia): Developed for anyone who writes digital or print content for B.C. government programs, services, or resources.
Online Readability Tests
Plain Language Tip
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