ARTICLE SUMMERY: In Mark Wilson’s article “This typeface hides a secret in plain sight. And that’s the point” he states “Tens of millions of people around the world are blind. But more than a hundred million may have serious vision impairment.”
The Brail Institute realizing this has been instrumental in the development of the typeface Atkinson Hyperlegible designed by the design firm Applied Design Works.
Atkinson Hyperlegible is a type face designed to help those suffering from
- Patchy Vision
- Macular Degeneration
- Old Age
As graphic designers it is incumbent on us to consider all those who view the websites we create and realize that the people with 20/20 vision are not the only ones who influence the markets we create for.
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