New Readability Service improves Communications

Thorough reading level assessment keeps readers from being alienated, confused or bored.

Schaumburg, Illinois, May 12, 2009 Site Translations, Inc. (www.site-translations.com) is launching a new service that allows corporations, educational organizations and others to customize texts for their individual target audiences..

Site Translations can determine the reading level of any text by applying analyses such as the Flesch-Kincaid and Dale-Chall readability tests. The document is then adapted and simplified to reach the reading level of the intended audience.

The use of readability processes by various US industries is on the rise. Many government agencies now require that documents and forms meet specific readability levels. Insurance companies are applying these processes to their policy documents as well. Readability programs are also used extensively in the field of education to adapt contents to the appropriate age level. In addition, the health care industry has become more aware that it is important to develop simply-written health materials to ensure a higher comprehension rate by patients and their families.

Site Translations works with linguistic parameters in order to make written information more accessible to the intended readers. “We determine if too many difficult words, or too many long sentences, or words with too many syllables are being used. Then we edit, trim and substitute words, phrases, and sentences to create a text that readers can easily understand,” said Ninon Flasch, Quality Assurance Director at Site Translations.

About Site Translations, Inc.

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Chicagoland area, Site Translations specializes in delivering high-quality translation and interpreting services in a timely and cost-effective manner.  The company’s success continues to be built on a reputation for excellence, reliability and high customer service standards.  Services provided include business and human resources translations, certified translations, legal and financial translations, medical translations, technical translations, as well as interpreting on site or over the phone. Site Translations also offers foreign language classes.

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