Writing clearly and simply makes information easier for everyone to understand.
Complex language is challenging
Complex language can be very difficult for some people, especially for those:
with learning difficulties or dyslexia
reduced cognitive abilities
where English is not the first language
Translator software that translates English into other languages also works better when the original content is in clearly worded.
Advice and guidance on creating good readable content
Writing in plain English is about adopting the techniques of:
using short sentences
avoiding complex language or words
The Scottish Government have a great webpage that offers advice and resources to help write good readable content for people with different needs
Here is another great website to explain readability from the home office.
Five powerful tips for writing in plain English
This great video goes through five top tips to help you writing in plain English.