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Accessibility and Web Fonts

From: Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2016 11:29:46 -0800
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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I usually don't do more than specify the broad type of font (e.g. 
sans-serif) but for a project I am currently working on, I am making use 
of web fonts.

Commercial web fonts came with woff, woff2, and svg

However in converting some FLOSS fonts to webfonts - I only made woff 
and woff2 versions.

It was suggested to me that making SVG fonts available is of benefit to 
people with certain types of dyslexia, apparently they can be rendered 
in a way that make the dyslexia less of an impact.

Is that really the case or do ttf repackaged in woff/woff2 work just as 
well? And if woff/woff2 do not work just as well, is there anything 
special that needs to be done when preparing the svg fonts and/or making 
the client aware they exist?

I'm having trouble finding information on it.

Thank you for anyone who knows, and happy Thanksgiving to those of us in 
the United States :)
Received on Thursday, 24 November 2016 19:30:16 UTC

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