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Re: Web accessibility for people with dyslexia

From: Lars Ballieu Christensen <lbc@sensus.dk>
Date: Tue, 02 May 2017 18:47:39 +0200
To: Juliette <piazza.juliette@gmail.com>
CC: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <28389250-270A-402F-938D-15F41A8FD8FB@sensus.dk>
Hi Juliette,


Accessibility as a term is usually not used to describe accommodations for particular user groups, e.g., people with dyslexia. Rather, accessibility refers to a set of universal design principles that aim to ensure that digital solutions can be used as widely as possible, irrespective of disabilities, situations and technologies. 


I’m sure you can find design recommendations for people with dyslexia, but in my opinion that has nothing to do with accessibility. It’s actually quite the opposite.


Venligst/Kind regards




Lars Ballieu Christensen 

Rådgiver/Adviser, Ph.D., M.Sc., Sensus ApS

Specialister i tilgængelighed/Accessibility Consultants 

Tel: +45 48 22 10 03 – Mobil: +45 40 32 68 23 - Skype: Ballieu

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Fra: Juliette <piazza.juliette@gmail.com>
Dato: tirsdag den 2. maj 2017 kl. 18.13
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Emne: Web accessibility for people with dyslexia
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Dato for sendt igen: Tue, 02 May 2017 16:14:46 +0000




Is there any guidelines to make a website accessible for people with dyslexia?

My thoughts are that people with dyslexia can use a wide range of assistive technologies or no assistive technology at all. For this reason, making a website accessible for people with dyslexia leads to entirely follow the W3C guidelines. But, is there any specific standards or criteria for people with dyslexia?

Thanks a lot.


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