ISO’s plain language standard — A tool for us all


ACAL Webinar

Presenter: Christopher Balmford
Date: Tuesday, July 18th  2023

Webinar link & bonus resources available to members here

The International Organization for Standardization (known as ISO) is about to publish the first international plain language standard. Those of us who care about literacy and readability can help promote the standard. In this session, we’ll hear from Christopher Balmford who chaired the ISO working group that developed the standard.

He’ll talk about:
1. Why plain language
2. Why a standard — including the standard’s back story
3. Where we’re at
4. The standard itself
5. What’s next

FAQs about the standard: