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 Who are we?

Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) is the international association for plain-language supporters and practitioners that promotes clear communication in any language. Our growing network includes plain-language advocates, professionals, and organizations.

 What is plain language?

Plain language is a way of communicating that everyone in your audience can easily understand. There are various plain-language writing and design techniques and several important benefits for using them.

Bookmark this site for free resources and practical examples to help you begin using plain language.

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Health Literacy Leadership Institute Enroll now in the Health Literacy Leadership Institute, June 9-13, 2014. Offered through the Health Communication Program at Tufts University School of Medicine. In this one-week Institute participants will learn from faculty and guest instructors highly regarded for their pioneering work in medical education and adult literacy.

For more information and to register, visit the course website or contact the course director Sabrina Kurtz-Rossi with questions.

Apply for free training in clear communication! Do you wish you could communicate more clearly and effectively with colleagues and clients? Do you wish your employees had better communication skills? IC Clear, an international consortium supported by the European Commission, is piloting a training course to meet your needs. Their online course is designed for people who need better communication skills but are too busy to take time out for classroom training. Reserve your spot before February 28, 2014!



Martin Cutts of UK Plain Language Commission receives Mowat Award

Christine Mowat and Martin Cutts at PLAIN's 20th Anniversary conference in Vancouver.


Read, see and hear more about how it went! PLAIN's successful 20th Anniversary Conference
October 10 - 13, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada.

> Link to session presentations (posted on SlideShare and YouTube).

> Follow the Social Media links to join the conversation with a worldwide community of plain-language supporters ... and keep sharing your own!