Why should I care about plain language?

The B.C. government is committed to content accessibility including plain language. Learn more in the Plain Language Guide.

Benefits of Plain language:

  • Plain language is accessible
  • Encourages people to read your website
  • Efficient Communication
  • Less time for approvals
  • Fewer misunderstandings
  • Fewer calls to call centres
  • Better citizen experience
  • Increased accessibility of government information and services
  • Less paper waste
  • Less storage and maintenance
  • Reduced translation costs
  • Confidence in what you read

Remember—Less is more: people tend to spend more time reading concise and clear content.

Exercise One: How well do you understand?

Exercise Two: What are they trying to say?

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