ISO Plain Language standard

A new ISO standard about Plain Language …

On June 21, ISO published standard 24495-1: 2023: Plain Language – Part 1: Governing principles and guidelines.

The standard aims to: ‘help authors develop documents that communicate effectively with their intended readers’. It explains how four governing principles – relevance, findability, understanding, and usability – can be achieved. The first part of the standard is available for free. The main part needs to be purchased.

IIID participated as a liaison organisation in the writing of this standard.

More information about the background: International Plain Language Federation (IPLF)

Available from: The ISO website.