Accessible typography, fonts, text and more: optimizing the reading experience

Text content is the foundation of the web. We spend most of our online time reading. The accessibility of text may have a more significant cumulative impact on users than any other single aspect of accessibility, yet the visual and cognitive accessibility of text is often overlooked, and there is very little in guidelines to help.

This session will present an overview of the cognitive processes for reading (including an overview of dyslexia), how text presentation (such as letter, word and line spacing), typography and font choices impact that process (for good or bad), and how to ensure that typographical choices are providing a highly accessibility reading experience for users.


Jared Smith — WebAIM

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