Accessibility and Fonts 

What do fonts have to do with accessibility? 

Fonts play a big role in the readability of your content. Decorative fonts, script fonts, and fonts with unconventional styling make it difficult for some readers to perceive and understand your content. A lot of the information we present at Extension is text-based, so making sure that the font you choose for your content is accessible will ensure that you reach the widest possible audience. 

 

What are some accessible fonts that I should be using? 

  • Times New Roman 
  • Tahoma
  • Arial
  • Verdana
  • Helvetica
  • Calibri 

 

Additional Resources

How to choose a font for accessibility - Siteimprove

Font Face - Accessibility at Penn State 

 

Still need help?

Let us know! We are happy to help make your content and videos more accessible. 

Madison Ellis, Accessibility Specialist

mjellis@uada.edu

Amy Cole, Digital Media Manager 

accole@uada.edu 

 

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