FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
GETTING A COPY AND USING IT
Getting a copy of the standard and how you can use it in your workplace.
History of the standard
Background on developing the standard, including timelines and global participation.
ADOPTING AND LOCALIZING THE STANDARD
Endorsing or adopting the standard and what is involved in localizing the standard.
OTHER PARTS TO THE STANDARD
Future parts of the standard including for different sectors and plain language practices.
Application of the standard across different languages and translations.
CREDIBILITY OF THE STANDARD
Investing in the ISO Plain Language Standard instead of using existing guides.
Voluntary use of the standard
Application and voluntary nature of the standard.
STYLE AND TECHNICAL TERMINOLOGY
Potential effects on writing styles, jargon and common terminology.
Future updates of the standard and how to put forward suggestions.