Web accessibility doesn’t only extend to color blind users, but dyslexic users too. Dyslexia is a learning disability that impairs a person’s fluency or accuracy in being able to read, write, and spell .
As designers, we can help dyslexic users read text more fluently and accurately by understanding and avoiding the bad design practices that hurt dyslexic users. Seeing things from their eyes can give us a better perspective on why accessible design is so important.
When dyslexic users read text, sometimes they can experience visual distortion effects . These effects vary in degree from person to person, but they can make reading text that much harder. Below are six bad practices that are likely to cause these visual distortion effects for dyslexic users.
These bad practices can also make reading difficult for non-dyslexic users. But the effect they have on dyslexic users is much worse.
Via Margaret McKay