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Re: Best font family for accessibility? / site check request

From: Matthew Smith <matt@kbc.net.au>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 22:19:06 +0930
Message-ID: <3F4B5742.7010803@kbc.net.au>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

carl.myhill@ps.ge.com wrote:
> Currently, I use this...
> font-family: verdana, arial, helvetica, sans-serif;

Hi Carl

The consensus points to 'open' fonts (sans serif ones) as are your examples.

Maximum Accessibility (Slatin & Rush, pub: Addison Wesley) recommends 
these fonts for those with low vision.  Mencap's "Am I Making Myself 
Clear"* says to use a 'clear' typeface such as Arial or Univers for 
those with learning disabilities.  (I guess that Univers is another 
sans-serif font.)  The Mencap document appears to be done in Helvetica. 
  Can't check my other books because my wife's just turned the lights 
out - bedtime over here!

Hope this helps.



* http://www.mencap.org.uk/html/services/accessibility_services.htm

Matthew Smith
Kadina Business Consultancy
South Australia
Received on Tuesday, 26 August 2003 08:49:18 UTC

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