Use medium or bold face type e.g. sans serif type font i.e. Helvetica, Arial. Avoid other fancy font types.
Selecting an appropriate font type is crutial in a design of user interface for the older adults. Using sans serif fonts, such as, Arial Helvetica Century Gothic, facilitates the reading of texts on the screen. The size of font type should be large or preferably adjustable.
Sans Serif: Arial Helvetica Century Gothic
Size recommended for body text: 12pt or 14 pt
Script Fonts and decorative fonts that are difficult to read.
Use of font types with serifs.
Designing touch-based interfaces for the elderly,2010
Design Principles to Accommodate Older Adults,2012
Design Recommendations for TV User Interfaces for Older Adults: Findings from the eCAALYX Project,2012
Design, Elderly, Font Type, Layout, Reading, Text,Vision.