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View a curated list of NCSC approved resources. See plain language in action in a variety of regulations, legal documents, handbooks, and publications.

RateMyPDF is a free website from Suffolk Law School that analyzes court forms. Upload your pdf form and the tool will assign it a score and provide detailed statistics on things like plain language, passive voice and gendered terms.

PlainLanguage.Gov believes that "plain language will save federal agencies time and money and provide better service to the American public."

The Center for Plain Language helps government agencies and businesses write so clearly that their intended audience understands what they are saying the first time they read or hear it.

The Clear Language Lab assists mission-driven organizations better communicate with clients and participants to better achieve their goals and create a more equitable world.

The Justice Innovation Lab profiles the needs, ideas and methods for improving how the legal system works for people.

The Legal Writing Institute is  dedicated to improving legal communication by supporting the development of teaching and scholarly resources and establishing forums to discuss the study, teaching and practice of professional legal writing.

The Plain Language Action and Information Network is an unfunded working group of federal employees from different agencies and specialties who support the use of clear communication in government writing.

Plain Language Association International Network is the international association for plain language supporters and practitioners around the world. Their network includes members from over 30 countries working in clear communication in at least 15 languages.

The Simplification Centre helps organizations make complex information clear, through guidance, advocacy, education and research.

Plain Legal English: Part 1 &  Plain Legal English: Part 2 provides basic principles on how to make legal information clear and understandable.

Read Clearly and Write Cleary are third party web applications that allow you to edit and understand  writing in a plain language format.