Make your content easy to understand with plain language.
Why use plain language
Only 16% of New Zealand adults are considered to have high literacy levels. People may also:
- be unfamiliar with the subject matter and related jargon
- have poor computer skills.
Simple words make:
- sentences easier to scan
- content more accessible to a wider range of people, including people whose first language is not English.
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