Reading Level

Accessibility Techniques

Reading Level

Writing in a more readable style ensures your content is available to the widest audience. Dense language and complex jargon on general web pages is often confusing for and can be particularly difficult for users

Testing for Readability

There are a number of tools available to check the reading level of your content. Tools can vary in how they rank a page May not account for supporting graphics

Shorter sentences and words Poorly structured content (long paragraphs, no headings) is more difficult to read. Do not allow for the readers' prior knowledge or interest in the topic This is a university and some topics covered may be inherently comples

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Key things to remember

  • Content should be written as simply as possible