New Zealand passes plain language act

Whether it’s in the public or the private sector, readability has the power to create change. That’s why we were excited to hear that New Zealand passed its own plain language bill.

2 December 2022 by Laura Kelly

Why Pfizer is using plain language

The readability of health information is important, especially during a pandemic. Find out why Pfizer has decided to use plain language materials. 

14 April 2022 by Laura Kelly

Plain language history: Basic English

Basic English was a concept created in 1930. It promised to make the English language more accessible. We’ll cover Basic English, who created it and what it promised. 

8 February 2022 by Laura Kelly

The 5 most common words you sought synonyms for on Readable

We’ve looked at the most common words our users sought synonyms for over a three-month period. Here are the top words and more readable alternatives. 

18 January 2022 by Laura Kelly

Readability in history: the Plain Writing Act

Certain moments in history have been greatly impactful on readability standards. In the U.S., Obama passing the Plain Writing Act was a significant landmark in the history of clarity campaigning. 

7 January 2022 by Laura Kelly

Why should readability be a brand value in your business?

Readable content helps you make an impact, build trust and reach a wider audience. Find out why readability should be a central part of your business.

6 October 2021 by Laura Kelly

How has distance learning increased the need for readability?

Distance learning has become essential, changing the way we learn. FInd out how it has impacted the demand for readability and accessibility.

9 June 2021 by Laura Kelly

How can financial services use readability to inspire trust?

Readability makes customers trust financial brands. Trust is the second most important purchase factor. How can banks meet this demand for clarity?

14 April 2021 by Laura Kelly

Joe Biden’s inauguration speech: full transcript and analysis

In January 2021, Joe Biden officially became the 46th president of the United States. We will do a full readability analysis of his inaugural speech.

22 January 2021 by Laura Kelly

Historical quotes on readability

The concept of plain language is centuries old. We’ll highlight some great quotes about readability throughout history and what they can teach us.

7 January 2021 by Laura Kelly

A transcript analysis of Joe Biden’s powerful victory speech

Readability is key in political language. Readable will analyse how Joe Biden uses plain language to reach a vast and divided nation. 

9 November 2020 by Laura Kelly

What is the average person’s reading level?

What is the average person's reading level and how can you write for it?

21 August 2020 by Laura Kelly