One year on – Plain Language Issues persist in Gov. websites despite Plain Writing ActOctober 10th, 2011, by Fergal
This week marks the first anniversary of the US Plain Writing Act on October 13th. The act is all about clear and transparent communications. Given the anniversary, it’s useful to check how agency websites are complying.
So, last week, on October 3rd we scanned 31 federal agency websites with VisibleThread. The scans revealed some agencies doing really well, others remain challenged.
We plan to publish the full results soon. I wanted to share in this blog post some initial findings. These are items that caught our eye as we reviewed the scans. We hope these will be helpful for US federal agencies looking to comply with the Plain Writing act of 2010.