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Re: Web accessibility for people with dyslexia

From: Elizabeth Pyatt <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 13:21:17 -0400
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <15FCC57F-B1E4-4751-92C4-6DE0A2854958@psu.edu>
To: Juliette <piazza.juliette@gmail.com>
I agree with others that universal design is the best approach.

For dyslexia, some people focus on legibility (some recommendations are at http://accessibility.psu.edu/legibility/). Other relevant WCAG guidelines include giving extra time to process information (i.e. minimize rapid page changes, give sufficient warning time, etc.) 

Some additional recommendations for learning disabilities in general can be found at http://accessibility.psu.edu/learningdisorders/. However, you will likely see that a lot of guidelines for dyslexia/learning disorders mirror general usability guidelines. In short, if you follow the WCAG guidelines, you really will benefit everyone.


> On May 2, 2017, at 12:13 PM, Juliette <piazza.juliette@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.
> -- 
> Juliette

Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
Accessibility IT Consultant
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Penn State University
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