Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) is the international association for plain-language supporters and practitioners that promotes clear communication in any language. We are a growing network of 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.
> Consultation on Canadian government plain language labelling initiative for prescription and non-prescription drugs. The Canadian government has proposed changes to the Food and Drug Regulations for drug names, labels and packages, with the goal to help people use drugs more safely and effectively. It will also make Canada's regulations comparable to international practices. Health Canada invited the public to comment on the proposed changes by September 6, 2013.
> Strengthening plain language: public benefit and professional practice. This discussion paper proposes options and strategies for the future of the plain-language profession. It represents the combined efforts of PLAIN, Clarity, the Center for Plain Language, and a number of international representatives. Dr. Neil James (Plain English Foundation, Australia) ably led his distinguished group.
> Read PLAIN members' feedback on Strengthening plain language.
Plain Language Commission receives Mowat Award