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Plain Language

Plain Language http://www.plainlanguage.gov/

  • Defines plain language
  • Lists benefits of using plain language and provides comparison examples
  • Tools such as dictionaries and thesauruses
  • Tips for how to incorporate plain language are available
  • Additional resources are listed
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Plain Language Word List http://www.plainlanguage.gov/howto/wordsuggestions/simplewords.cfm

  • Part of the "how to" from the above plain language resource
  • Provides a listing of words and phrases with suggestions for substitutions to make materials more comprehensible. 
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Plain Language - Before and After Comparisons http://www.plainlanguage.gov/examples/before_after/index.cfm

  • Provides examples to see the effect of using plain language
  • Last updated: no date

Center for Plain Language http://www.centerforplainlanguage.org/

  • Defines plain language
  • Offers resources on getting the process started or even finding someone to assist in this process 
  • The home page is packed with articles that are helpful
  • There are good resources here.  
  • Last updated: no date

Guidelines for creating Plain Language Materials http://www.centerforplainlanguage.org/aboutpl/guidelines.html

  • Provides a list of guidelines with examples
  • Last updated: no date 

Health Literacy Special Collection - Plain Language http://www.healthliteracy.worlded.org/plainlanguage.htm

  • Provides links to additonal resources about plain language
  • Last updated: June 1, 2009