Alice Hadley inquired about "a Web page for a patient education product to
create handouts on common Family Practice kinds of things using symbols
as well as words so that you can use the handouts with low literacy or
non-English reading patients..."

There are a number of good examples of basic consumer health information
handouts designed for a low literacy population at

These handouts may be viewed on the screen, or downloaded to Word for
Windows for word-processing and customizing.

The topics are very basic (lice, wound dressing, athlete's foot, asthma,
etc.) and very well done.

Ellen Detlefsen
                           Ellen Gay Detlefsen
     Associate Professor, Department of Library & Information Science
                     School of Information Sciences
   Core Faculty, Center for Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Women's Studies Program, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
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