Wednesday, 17 February 2010

17. Dyslexia Friendly web sites

Readers of this blog will know that I recently had published a book called Dyslexia in the Digital Age. In it I talked about User Interfaces and dyslexia-friendly websites. But I did not name any. Why? Because I could not find any worth citing.

Let us take for example the issue of coloured backgrounds. Why can't designers implement something simple and easy to access instead of telling you to go to Options/Tools. One that does a reasonable job (though I would like to see more colour combinations) is the EU Project Embed.

Certain websites make an effort to use something such as Textic which uses templates. (See for example the British Dyslexia Association website.) But try searching for a word on the web page using the browser search and you will find the answer sits behind the Textic toolbar, unseen!

1 comment:

Kildonan said...

How would you feel about our website? We're a school that focuses on Dyslexia.