Study shows the accessibility of top websites needs work. How can we combat digital discrimination?

Today is #GAAD2020 - Global Accessibility Awareness Day. We’re focusing on how readability is essential in creating an inclusive digital landscape. 

21 May 2020 by Laura Kelly

Readability and Coronavirus: scoring top-ranked advice

We've scored the top-ranking results on Google for a Coronavirus-related search. Find out why readability and health literacy are important to the public.

12 March 2020 by Laura Kelly

Brexit. Clear as mud? Insight Agents investigate 

Insight Agents wanted to find out how readable Brexit documents were. They used Readable for their surprising findings. What does their analysis tell us? 

7 February 2020 by Laura Kelly

Boris Johnson wins ‘foot in mouth’ of the year and other Plain English award highlights

Plain English Campaign have partnered up with Confused.com for the Plain English Awards 2019. What was the best and worst of readability this year?

11 December 2019 by Laura Kelly

Subscriber focus: What are Andy Healey’s top UX readability tips?

For this installment of our ‘subscriber focus’ series, we caught up with Andy Healey from Shopify about readability and UX. How does readability help build trust in UX content? 

14 November 2019 by Laura Kelly

Plain language at PLAIN 2019: Readable goes to Oslo

Readable headed to the most important plain language event of the year. What does PLAIN stand for and how did the conference remind us of our core values?

3 October 2019 by Laura Kelly

Subscriber focus: How does Candi Williams ensure clarity in her content design?

Readability is a key part of Candi Williams' content design strategy. How does this content expert use Readable to achieve her writing goals? 

29 August 2019 by Laura Kelly

Top essay mistakes in academic writing – and how to avoid them

It’s easy to feel insecure as an academic writer. After all, you’re writing about big ideas. How can you avoid common stylistic pitfalls in your essay? 

19 August 2019 by Laura Kelly

Watch your tone – how to write content that connects

We all know the phrase: “It’s not what you say, it’s the way you say it.” How can you connect to your reader on a personal level?

5 August 2019 by Laura Kelly

Privacy policies are a disaster

We’ve long championed clear communication throughout content and privacy policies are no different. The New York Times took a look at 150 policies, most were an incomprehensible disaster.

14 June 2019 by Steve Linney

How did Lensear Write help communicators cut out gobbledygook?

In the 1960s, a style manual was published which helped inspire the plain language movement and created the Lensear Write readability formula. But, what was Lensear Write and how can it help your content be more impactful?

3 May 2019 by Laura Kelly

Readability at the UN: why is speech clarity important?

Readability is of great importance when writing speeches and communicating with others. How are the principles of readability used at the UN?

23 April 2019 by Laura Kelly