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Re: Are All Capital Letters accessible?

From: Andrew Arch <andrew.arch@digital.gov.au>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2017 12:38:03 +1000
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Here's are some short articles that counter the initial Myth
<http://www.blog.theteamw.com/2009/12/23/100-things-you-should-know-about-people-19-its-a-myth-that-all-capital-letters-are-inherently-harder-to-read/>
one. Not peer reviewed, but supports many of the points made already.

   - Writing readable content (and why All Caps is so hard to read)
   <https://www.mity.com.au/blog/writing-readable-content-and-why-all-caps-is-so-hard-to-read>
    [1]
   - Why Text in All Caps Is Hard for Users to Read
   <http://uxmovement.com/content/all-caps-hard-for-users-to-read/> [2]
   - How We Read <https://alistapart.com/article/how-we-read> [3]

And personally, I find them harder to read!

Andrew

[1]
https://www.mity.com.au/blog/writing-readable-content-and-why-all-caps-is-so-hard-to-read
[2] http://uxmovement.com/content/all-caps-hard-for-users-to-read/
[3] https://alistapart.com/article/how-we-read

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Andrew Arch

Accessibility & Inclusivity Lead

Digital Transformation Agency (DTA)

Australian Government

www.dta.gov.au
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On 9 May 2017 at 10:59, Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> reliable reference needed?  OK, does any one on this list think that all
> upper case sentences as easier to read  - vote yes?
>
> so far no yes responses, so the nay's have it!
>
> A reliable study conducted May 2017 proves nearly no one likes all upper
> case for reading for a variety of reasons.
>
> Note: the question was not:
> 1. are upper case *letters* harder to read
> 2. are upper case *words* harder to read
> 3. *read* was not defined as only visual reading print, and includes,
> because of this list's audience, considerations for print disabled.
> 4. I forgot the 4th point
> ___________
> Regards,
> Phill Jenkins
> Senior Engineer & Accessibility Executive
> IBM Accessibility Research
>
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