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Re: Web 508 Accessible Fonts


From: Emma Duke-Williams
Date: Feb 10, 2009 11:05AM

2009/2/10 Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> >:
As long as the font face
> is appropriate for the content, of a sufficient size and contrast,
> easily legible, and not Comic Sans, you're good to go.

Though I've read in a number of locations that Comic Sans can increase
readability for many dyslexic users - though often adults see it as
childish. ( http://www.dyslexic.com/fonts ) - equally, some find that
a serifed font (particularly now screens are so clear) is easier to
read than a sans serif font - but others have the opposite view.

Guess that's where ensuring that it's easy for users to have their
own style sheet (as someone who finds Comic Sans or whatever
definitely preferable will probably have been shown how to override
fonts anyway) is the optimum option - and then just picking fonts that
users are likely to have & generally look reasonable for most users.
Emma Duke-Williams:
School of Computing/ Faculty eLearning Co-ordinator, University of
Portsmouth, UK.
Blog: http://userweb.port.ac.uk/~duke-wie/blog/