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Matilda: A Typeface for Children with Low Vision

When Thu 10 Oct 0950
Where Krasnapolsky A
What Science/Assessment
Who Ann Bessemans

Children with low vision are at a disadvantage in reading compared to their peers because of the poor quality of visual input. This talk will examine the various definitions of typeface legibility, and the reading problems of low-sighted children. It explores the typographic parameters that can be controlled in order to improve the legibility of typefaces. It will also present the experiment design that tested these parameters and the PhD research results. As part of this research, these findings were implemented in a new typeface design, Matilda, which is research driven in order to improve the decoding times of young readers.

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