• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Accessible Typography, Fonts, Text, and More

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 3:20 PM PDT  
Grand GH  
Text content is the foundation of the web. We spend most of our online time reading. The accessibility of text may have a more significant cumulative impact on users than any other single aspect of accessibility, yet the visual and cognitive accessibility of text is often overlooked, and there is very little in guidelines to help. This session will present an overview of the cognitive processes for reading (including an overview of and recommendations for users with dyslexia), how text presentation (such as letter, word, and line spacing), typography, and font choices impact that process (for good or bad), and how to ensure that typographical choices are providing a highly accessibility reading experience for all users, particularly those with disabilities.  
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • K-12 Education
  • Government
  • Research & Development
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
This session will present an overview of the cognitive processes for reading and how text presentation, typography, and font choices impact legibility, reading, and accessibility.  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Design
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Web
Session Type
General Track  


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