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Readability is about how easy it is for someone to understand a piece of text.

Why readability is important

Easy-to-read text means more people understand it, and can find it useful.

On the level with readability — Australian Government Style Manual


The Readability Guidelines include detailed guidelines on the following topics:

  • Why people do not read.
  • What users want.
  • Creating scannable content.
  • Getting the words right.
  • Designing, not typing.

How people read in the Readability Guidelines

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