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Usability Guideline UseGunningFog


This page has a higher than average reading age, so about 50% of the population finds it hard to read.


This page is difficult to read for users with poor literacy or reading disorders like dyslexia. For improved readability use simpler words and shorter sentences. Gunning Fog reading age is the number of years of schooling required to understand the page. For comparison,

Reading ages of common publications
Readable By
(% of population)
Reading Age Example
84% 7 Readers Digest
57% 12 New York Times
15% 20 Harvard Law Review

Applicable Standards

Change history

This page describes a web site issue detected by SortSite Desktop and OnDemand Suite.

Rule ID: UseGunningFog