Clear, readable content

A Google Docs add-on to implement Readability Guidelines

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Content Designers

  • proofread your words before publishing

  • get rid of readability issues

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Comms teams

  • publish with the house style

  • keep consistency across the team

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Subject experts

  • focus on knowledge in simple English

  • use for internal and external docs

Why use the app?

  • Edit where you write - in Google Docs

  • Universal style guide for the web

  • Evidence based, best-practice readability checks

  • Save time proofreading

  • Unobtrusive - check only the docs you choose

  • Reduce cognitive load while editing

  • Updated to the latest evidence based readability guidelines

The Readability Guidelines App follows the guidance from

to write inclusive content for the web.

How it works

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Check structure

  • long sentences over 25 words

  • average sentence length

  • use of headings (coming soon)

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Check words

    • clear language

    • difficult words

    • jargon

    • Latin

    • grammar points for understanding

    • contractions

    • hyphens

    • numbers

    • use of capital letters

    • meaningful link text

and more...