The International Plain Language Federation brings together 3 international plain language organisations: the Center for Plain Language, Clarity International and Plain Language Association International. We promote the public benefits of plain language and improve professional practice.
Center for plain language
The Center for Plain Language is a volunteer, non-profit organisation of plain language professionals. Its members include practitioners, private business owners, researchers, lawyers, educators, government employees, and students.
Since its founding in 2003, the Center for Plain Language has had one mission:
To champion clear communication so people and organizations can thrive
Its vision is to create a culture of clarity for:
- Every audience
- Every format
- Every time
an international association promoting plain legal language
Clarity is a not-for-profit, worldwide, network of professionals who are committed to promoting plain legal language.
Clarity was founded in the UK in 1983 by a small group of legal professionals.
With more than 650 members from 50 countries, Clarity is the largest international plain language organization. Its members are people who believe in the benefits of plain legal language. They include judges, lawyers, government officials, scholars and teachers, as well as corporate and NGO representatives.
Clarity’s biannual journal, The Clarity Journal, is the leading source of plain language news and research from across the globe.
Plain Language Association International (PLAIN) continues to be the international association for plain language professionals and supporters that promotes clear communication in any language.
For more than 20 years it has shared expertise and promoted plain language in the public and private sectors in all fields, including legal, administrative, and health. Its growing network includes members from over 30 countries working in clear communication in more than 15 languages.
PLAIN is a nonprofit organization incorporated in Canada. Its volunteer board members work on committees in these areas: membership, conference, communication, publications, professional development as well as finance and governance.