Design & UX
It started with an offhand remark from a friend as she grimaced at her phone: “What a novel.” She gestured to the Facebook message filling her screen. The message in question was polite and standard: a salutation, a reference to how they met, a socially-savvy balance of interest and casual. There was nothing that should have sparked such displeasure. What was happening here?
Every morning, designers wake up to happily work on their products, be they digital or physical, with an inner belief that people will want to use their products and will have a blast doing so. Perhaps that is a slight generalization; however, as designers, we tend to have a natural desire for each project we work on to be the best it can be, to be innovative and, most importantly, to make a difference.
One in every five visitors to your site might be dyslexic. This means that if your content isn’t designed with these users in mind, you’re missing out on 20% of potential customers. However, designing effectively for dyslexia can be challenging because there are different types and various visual effects that might occur. So what do you need to consider to make your content accessible for everyone? We’ve come up with an actionable list of things to bear in mind when designing a user experience for dyslexia.