Eric Bailey

Eric Bailey

Designer at thoughtbot Joined almost 6 years ago

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  • Posted to Font for people with dyslexia , in reply to Vinod Ramamoorthy , Mar 18, 2020

    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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  • Posted to Font for people with dyslexia , Mar 18, 2020

    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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  • Posted to Low Vision Site Testing, in reply to Richard Ballermann , May 14, 2015

    Thanks for the criticism (I'm the dude that made this site). And I agree: of the moment/just in time tools would be a great addition to any design application. If you're interested in this sort of thing from a (automated) testing perspective, I would recommend the excellent tenon.io.

    Cataract simulation was a proof of concept. Unlike a lot of existing tools, I was aiming for preserving interactivity, as well as making something good for responsive testing. I have plans to add support for Hemianopia, Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, and Retinitis Pigmentosa, as well as a better mobile implementation/iFrame handling (it's just been tough to find the time this month).

    If you'd like to follow the project, I have it up on GitHub here: https://github.com/ericwbailey/lowvision

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