readability

Add Legal Glossaries To Websites with ReadClearly 3.0

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OpenAdvocate ReadClearly is a free tool that enables website visitors to look up explanations for complex legal terms on your website. ReadClearly's pre-built glossaries are designed to assist with improving the readability of  legal services websites.

It's easy to add ReadClearly to a website. Just add a Javascript code snippet to your website and ReadClearly does the rest. ReadClearly’s legal glossaries are created and actively maintained by plain language professionals.

Improve Readability of Web Content With WriteClearly 3.0

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OpenAdvocate WriteClearly is a web tool that helps authors write more readable website content. WriteClearly analyzes the reading grade level of a web page and offers suggestions for improving readability. WriteClearly is a free “bookmarklet” that runs in your web browser. Simply drag-and-drop the bookmarklet to your browser’s bookmarks bar. Nothing to install or update.

Get WriteClearly at http://openadvocate.org/writeclearly

Best Practice Benchmarking For Legal Services Websites 2015

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This best practice benchmarking study of 160 legal services websites was conducted by Urban Insight in December 2014. The results were presented on January 16th, 2015, at the Legal Services Corporation 2015 Technology Initiative Grants Conference in San Antonio, TX.

(Note: For the latest  study see Best Practice Benchmarking For Legal Services Websites 2016)

In Plain Language

Abhijeet Chavan's picture

Earlier this month, at a conference for legal aid professionals, attorney Jeff Hogue told me about the "plain language" movement. Also called "plain English", the objective is to communicate using clear language, free of jargon, and using words that are appropriate to the audience's reading skill level and knowledge.