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Re: Font family and size and paper color for printed material


From: Jonathan Avila
Date: Jul 21, 2017 8:16AM

The Low Vision Task force at the W3C's Accessibility Guidelines group put together a document describing the Accessibility Requirements for People with Low Vision https://www.w3.org/TR/low-vision-needs/. While this document is focused on web content -- many of the points are still relevant.

The American Foundation for the Blind has an article on making print more readable

The lighthouse has one too

Best Regards,


Jonathan Avila
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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Corrine Schoeb
Sent: Friday, July 21, 2017 9:52 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] Font family and size and paper color for printed material

Wondering if anyone has suggestions for font family and size for printed material and if there are any references you could point me to.

Also, I was asked about paper background color for black print - I was going to suggest light/pale pastels but I do not really know. Any thoughts on this?

This would be for printed material handed out to students during orientation (backed up an accessible online source).


Corrine Schoeb
Technology Accessibility Coordinator, ITS

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