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Checklist for Fonts

No significant benefits No significant benefits
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User Groups
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Hearing
Physical
Cognitive
Ageing
           
Characters have consistent stroke widths
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Characters have pronounced ascenders and descenders
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There are distinct forms for each character (such as tails on the lowercase letters "t" and "j")
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Kerning between specific characters is sufficient so as to ensure legibility
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
A minimum type size of 12 point is used
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is clear letter spacing between each character
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The use of italic fonts is avoided as they are more difficult and slower to read
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Avoid patterned backgrounds for fonts
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Avoid creating a font that has red text on a green background or yellow text on a blue background
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Ensure the font has both upper and lower case letters as it is easier to read text in mixed case
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing

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