Reading is fundamental to interactive-system use, but around 800 million of people might struggle with it due to literacy difficulties. Few websites are designed for high readability, as readability remains an underinvestigated facet of User Experience. Existing readability guidelines have multiple issues: they are too many or too generic, poorly worded, and often lack cognitive grounding. This paper developed a set of 61 readability guidelines in a series of workshops with design and dyslexia experts. A user study with dyslexic and average readers further narrowed the 61-guideline set down to a core set of 12 guidelines - an acceptably small set to keep in mind while designing. The core-set guidelines address reformatting - such as using larger fonts and narrower content columns, or avoiding underlining and italics - and may well aply to the interactive system other than websites.

Miniukovich, A., De Angeli, A., Sulpizio, S., Venuti, P. (2017). Design guidelines for web readability. In DIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp.285-296). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc [10.1145/3064663.3064711].

Design guidelines for web readability

Sulpizio, Simone;
2017

Abstract

Reading is fundamental to interactive-system use, but around 800 million of people might struggle with it due to literacy difficulties. Few websites are designed for high readability, as readability remains an underinvestigated facet of User Experience. Existing readability guidelines have multiple issues: they are too many or too generic, poorly worded, and often lack cognitive grounding. This paper developed a set of 61 readability guidelines in a series of workshops with design and dyslexia experts. A user study with dyslexic and average readers further narrowed the 61-guideline set down to a core set of 12 guidelines - an acceptably small set to keep in mind while designing. The core-set guidelines address reformatting - such as using larger fonts and narrower content columns, or avoiding underlining and italics - and may well aply to the interactive system other than websites.
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Accessibility; Dyslexia; Readability; WCAG 2.0; Web; Software; Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design; Human-Computer Interaction;
English
12th ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, DIS 2017
2017
DIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems
9781450349222
2017
285
296
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Miniukovich, A., De Angeli, A., Sulpizio, S., Venuti, P. (2017). Design guidelines for web readability. In DIS 2017 - Proceedings of the 2017 ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (pp.285-296). Association for Computing Machinery, Inc [10.1145/3064663.3064711].
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