Quick Checklist for Plain Language

The Maximus Center for Health Literacy

http://www.maximus.com/sites/default/files/MAXIMUS_CHL_PlainLanguageChecklist.pdf

This two-sided reference will help you check your print and web materials for plain language and formatting that helps readers find and understand key messages. Check your materials for Reader Focus, Organization, Writing, Design, and Formatting. The more items with checks, the more likely it will be that readers can understand and use the material. Tips for checking the language are also included.