Choosing a typeface for your website can’t simply be based on how attractive it looks. You also need to consider how accessible it is, ensuring it is clear and easy to view for all audiences. An accessible font does not necessarily mean having to compromise on style, but there are a few factors you should consider.
When choosing fonts, make sure you select a style that has no elements of ambiguity between particular sets of similar-looking characters. Examples where confusion might develop include between 8 and B, O and 0, and 1 and l. Make sure you choose a font that has open terminals between 6 and 9 for easy reading.
Say no to childish fonts
Many people choose fonts that have a childish appeal when trying to create an accessible website. This doesn’t work, as it not only patronises your audience but can also give …