G59 – Use an easy to read font family.

Standard

Guideline:

Use an easy to read font family.

Guideline Description:

The use of sans serif fonts, such as, Arial Helvetica Century Gothic, facilitates  reading texts on the screen. Decorative or script font types are harder to read due to this factor their use should be avoid.

Example:

examplo G59Examples of font families easy to read.

Source:

Healthcare TV Based User Interfaces for Older Adults, 2010
Design Principles to Accommodate Older Adults,2012

Tags:

Elderly, Font Type, Large Elements, Layout, Text.

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G58 – Use a very large font type.

Standard

Guideline:

Use a very large font type.

Guideline Description:

Visual acuity is a visual impairment common among older adults. It is important ensuring that the text added in a user interface is legible and readable, through the use of large and sans serifs font types, which are easier to read on the screen. Ideally, the interface should contain an adjustment mechanism.

Example:

examplo G58

An example of an application with adjustable font type.

Source:

Healthcare TV Based User Interfaces for Older Adults, 2010
Touch Screens for the Older User,2011
Design Principles to Accommodate Older Adults,2012
Design Recommendations for TV User Interfaces for Older Adults: Findings from the eCAALYX Project,2012

Tags:

Elderly, Font Type, Layout, Reading, Text, Vision.