a Dutch designer, is currently creating a
new typeface to help dyslexic readers.
The "Read Regular typeface
makes each letter significantly unique so that dyslexics can more easily distinguish
one character from another". If it helps dyslexic users, it should improve readability
for all users. However, does it look professional enough? Will it be commonly adopted?
It looks better than
Comic Sans, but
it doesn't closely resemble the popular
I suspect converting to it could be a tough sell unless the right trendsetters use it.
Over the next couple days, I'll attempt to catch up on recent stories and news I haven't
had time to post to my site yet. I'll try to do this before I leave later this week for a much-needed, overdue
AOL announced they will offer captions for some of their online multimedia content.
This is the first step in joint research and development project between
WGBH Media Access Group.
On a side note, this evening I'll be attending a
gathering of Kansas City and Lawrence area Web Developers.
I look forward to some face-to-face interaction, for a change!
At the end of September, the
"Campaign for Good Web Design".
They urge British businesses to make their Web sites accessible. They also want Web designers
and developers to hold themselves accountable for the accessibility level of sites they create. Plus,
they encourage visually impaired users to contact the maintainers of inaccessible Web sites.