Tip #15: Think twice about the words you choose
Word length and sentence complexity have an effect on the ability of certain individuals to decode the words on a page. Readability can be
measured using the Juicy Studio Readability Test. There is more information in Terrill Thompson's blog post, Struggling with Understandability.
Example choices to make text easier to read
- "Understandable" -> "Easier to read"
- "Manipulated" -> "Changed"
- "Subsequently" -> "Later"
- "Testimonials from individuals with disabilities..." -> "People with disabilities talk about..."
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