Web, print or multimedia design principles for end users with dyslexia or other print or reading disabilities.

Web, print or multimedia design principles for end users with dyslexia or other print or reading disabilities. Sourced from British Home Office Digital, Data and Technology resources. 

Do

  • use images and diagrams to support text
  • align text to the left and keep a consistent layout
  • consider producing materials in other formats (for example, audio and video)
  • keep content short, clear and simple
  • let users change the contrast between background and text

Don't

  • use large blocks of heavy text
  • underline words, use italics or write capitals
  • force users to remember things from previous pages - give reminders and prompts
  • rely on accurate spelling - use autocorrect or provide suggestions
  • put too much information in one place