4 comments

  • Eric BaileyEric Bailey, 2 months ago

    There's a free, open source alternative, as well.

    Also worth also noting that it's important to make your font updatable. Not every person with Dyslexia or Dyscalculia may find one font in particular works for their needs. On the web this is easy, but it's something to consider for app design.

    Also a good reminder that starting with accessible default font is a good thing to consider. Typefaces with distinct characters (0 vs O, 1 vs l, etc.) are good. Unique d and b characters, as well.

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    • Vinod RamamoorthyVinod Ramamoorthy, 2 months ago

      Thanks for sharing the open-source alternative here Eric. By updatable you mean a choice for the user to change fonts? I use Inter for my newest project and I find it to be accessible, but was exploring some fonts for people with different abilities.

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      • Eric BaileyEric Bailey, 2 months ago

        Yup! On the web it's a lot easier because a user can override a site's fonts with their own. For apps (especially Apple apps), it can be helpful to provide a range to select from.

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  • S B, 2 months ago

    Comic Sans — while it gets a lot of hate — is actually highly readable for those with dyslexia and is already widely available.

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