Consult the resources below these tips for more information.
Know Your Audience
Use Plain Language
Tips for using images and graphics:
Clear communication resources:
Plain Language resources:
Health Literacy resources:
This tool can also be used with posters or infographics.
MS Word allows you to check the reading level of a document, including readability scores, using the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level test and Flesch Reading Ease test. Copy and paste sections of posters or infographics into Word, then
•File > Options > Proofing
•Under "When correcting spelling and grammar in Word"
•Select "Check grammar with spelling"
•Select "Show readability statistics"
•Open a document and check the spelling using F7 or going to Review > Spelling & Grammar
After Word checks spelling and grammar, it displays information about the document’s reading level
•Important: You must correct or ignore all errors found in the document for readability statistics to display.