There are many design considerations for making your content more accessible to all. Some things to think about and build into your design workflow include:
- Choose a common font that most users have encountered before.
- The “serif vs. sans-serif debate” is not a huge deal if you choose a common font family or one that has unique characters.
- Avoid specialty display fonts or font families that are not unique (ex. letters or numbers that could mirror each other).
- Your fonts should have a minimum size of 14px (ideally more) and when coded should use relative values.
- Pay attention to color and contrast! Use tools to check the ratio between the text and background and be wary of gray.
- Don’t rely on color alone to signify information (ex. “click on the red button”).
- Clearly define paragraph and letter spacing.
- Do not let the overall width of the content exceed 80 characters (40 characters for logograms).
- Avoid paragraph alignment (such as justified) which creates whitespace within the content.