Updates and articles

The Federation provides latest insights and updates on embracing clarity in communication with our collection of articles and updates.


Standards and more: news from the Federation

1 November 2023 Neil James, Federation Chair Plain language celebrated a major milestone in June 2023, with publication of our first international standard: ISO 24495-1. But some emerging initiatives suggest we are about to embark on the next major stage of our...

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2023 Update on the Federation

The Federation has been working on standards, training and certification. 2023 will bring the first international standard for plain language: ISO 24495-1. But much more is happening.

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Access for All plain language conference – part 2

May 2021Hosted by Clarity, PLAIN and the Center for Plain Language The conference had a first part in October 2020. Vera Gergely (Hungary)Chair of the International Plain Language Federation (IPLF)Chair of the ISO project’s Drafting CommitteeUpdates on the...

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Access for All plain language conference – part 1

October 2020Hosted by Clarity, PLAIN and the Center for Plain Language The conference had a second part in May 2021. Discussion panel video https://player.vimeo.com/video/504544165 Chair Barbra Kingsley, Chair of the Center for Plain Language Panel Laurent Romary,...

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An ISO plain language standard

Where we’re at, next steps, and the back story Christopher Balmford, Chair, ISO TC 37 WG 11, Plain Language Project 7 September 2020 Next update Access for all online plain language conference, Wed 14 Oct 2020 Where we’re at The International Standards Organization ―...

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Plain language standard update: Good news

October 2019 Good news! ISO’s Technical Committee 37 voted yes to approve work starting on an ISO standard for plain language. When Annetta Cheek, Chair of the IPLF, announced the result to the 400 + people at PLAIN’s Oslo conference last week, there was loud and...

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How you can be involved in developing the ISO standard

You can read the latest update about ISO’s project to develop a plain language standard here. Directly involved For you to be directly involved in the development of the standard: you need to be a member of the relevant committee of your country’s standards...

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