Medical concepts and language can be complex. People need easily understandable health information regardless of age, background or reading level. MedlinePlus offers guidelines and resources to help you create easy-to-read health materials.
What are easy-to-read (ETR) materials?
ETR materials are written for audiences who have difficulty reading or understanding information. These materials can also benefit people who prefer reading easy-to-read information.
How do you create easy-to-read materials?
Writing ETR materials involves several important steps: