Don’t put text into large paragraphs. Make sure each important piece of information is in its own chunk of text. You can:
- Use bullets for lists
- Use much shorter paragraphs
- Use titles for each section and subsection of your document
- Use diagrams to display information in many steps
- Cut out as much extraneous repeating language. For example:
- start lists of goals with verbs and not “to”
- cut out unnecessary hedges like “you might”
Small chunks of text will be beneficial to anyone with processing difficulties.
People with dyslexia will have to deal with less stress of trying to decode too much text.
People with a learning disability or autism will benefit from not having to sort out too many things from each other.