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From: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Oct 2010 16:39:49 -0400
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Just saw this article claiming that a harder to read typeface improves
memory retention:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-11573666

The theory is that forcing people to concentrate harder helps memory. I
believe that, but I think there are better ways to improve
concentration. I wouldn't want deliberate reduction of legibility to
become a strategy that gains ground. That could have unfortunate
accessibility side effects - while the proponents argue it's "good" for
cognitive accessibility. :(

Michael
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Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
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