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

From: Jim Tobias <tobias@inclusive.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 09:40:22 -0400
To: 'Matthew Smith' <matt@kbc.net.au>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-id: <00c001c36bd7$9b2b1b20$6501a8c0@24gig>

There's RNIB's Tiresias family:
http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/bitstream/tiresias/

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Jim Tobias
Inclusive Technologies
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org 
> [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Matthew Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, August 26, 2003 8:49 AM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Best font family for accessibility? / site check request
> 
> 
> 
> 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.
> 
> Cheers
> 
> M
> 
> * http://www.mencap.org.uk/html/services/accessibility_services.htm
> 
> 
> -- 
> Matthew Smith
> Kadina Business Consultancy
> South Australia
> http://www.kbc.net.au
> 
Received on Tuesday, 26 August 2003 09:40:18 GMT

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