How to Develop a Plain Language Website
Step 3: Use online readability tools to ensure website content is written at lower grade levels for better comprehension.
Step 4: Consult translation services to make your content available to a broader population.
Step 5: Beta test your website with potential users. Recruit individuals from your target audience and test your content and website with them.
Step 6: Launch your website and update frequently.
Federal level resources
Please consult your local community literacy centers for additional support and resources for communicating health information with your audience.
Click the image below for a larger view.
- Articles about our grant
- Information about health literacy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Plain language information and training from the National Institutes of Health
- American Medical Association video about health literacy
- AHRQ Health Literacy Universal Precautions Toolkit
- National Assessment of Adult Literacy