Quick Reference: Web Accessibility

Principles of Accessibility Perceivable – Available through sight, hearing, or touch. Operable – Compatible with keyboard or mouse. Understandable – User-friendly, easy to comprehend. Robust – Works across browsers, assistive technologies, mobile devices, old devices/browsers, etc. Follows standards. Provide appropriate alternative text Every non-text element needs a text alternative (alt text) that provides an equivalent 

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Accessible Screen Fonts

Fonts which are easier to read on screens, especially for the visually impaired. Font Recommendations There are a great number of fonts which could be eligible for use as an accessible screen font. The ones I’ve chosen to show here are some of my favourites, and are all available free of charge. Remember to check 

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24 Awesome Web Fonts for Free

1. Allerta Yann le Coroller Allerta is an open source typeface designed for use in signage. Allerta was designed to be easily and quickly read from a distance. http://www.google.com/fonts/specimen/Allerta 2. Alte Haas Grotesk Yann le Coroller Alte Haas Grotesk is a typeface that look like an helvetica printed in an old Muller-Brockmann Book. These fonts 

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