Health Literacy Online: A Guide for Simplifying the User Experience

Do you create online health content for low-literacy users? If so, then this new guide from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion might be useful for your work.

Health Literacy Online offers strategies for writing, displaying, and organizing online health content.

These guidelines can help you:

* Write simple, actionable content
* Choose fonts that are easy to read
* Organize and label content in ways that are intuitive for users
* Design for a variety of screen sizes, including mobile phones
* Test your site with limited-literacy users

The guide is written for anyone involved in creating online health content from start to finish — writers and editors, content managers, digital strategists, user experience strategists, web designers, developers, and others. Health Literacy Online recognizes that writing and designing with low-literacy users in mind helps us all — ultimately resulting in health websites that are easier for everyone to understand and use.