The great thing about the internet is that everybody can find any information they want. Everybody? Really? When building websites, we often tend to forget the elderly and the disabled. Granted they might not be your number one target, they still have a lot to teach us about acessibility!
Here are a few things they taught me during my years of working on a software for the elderly.
To make a website readable, choosing the right font is essential. The first step in accessibility is to use Sans serif fonts, way easier to read when you have trouble with your sight.
To take it a step further, we need to pay attention to letter & word spacing and line height. …
When I was 13 or so, my mom took me to a psychiatrist. Let me tell you right away: this “therapy” was a total disaster, it lasted 3 sessions. Two of them being me and the shrink silently staring at each other (Oh the joy of the Freudian approach…). The last session was him evaluating my cognitive abilities(IQ) and my emotional intelligence (EQ) through a bunch of tests.
His result: I was highly sensitive with a high IQ. I chose not to process the information for three reasons: