What is low vision?It is a loss of vision that cannot be treated with medical or surgical treatments or with conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses. Low vision is a condition that makes doing everyday tasks difficult. People with low vision must learn to adapt to their condition and can be helped with a variety of low vision devices and tools.
What makes Atkinson hyperlegible font so uniqueThere are times when it may be difficult for people with low vision to distinguish letters and numbers while reading. The Atkinson Hyperlegible font offers a variety of design techniques to differentiate commonly misinterpreted letters and numbers.
- Recognizable footprints: Character boundaries are clearly defined, making understanding possible across the visual-ability spectrum
- Differentiated letterforms: Letter pairs are differentiated from one another to dramatically increase legibility
- Unambiguous characters: Designed to improve readability and distinguishability
- Exaggerated forms: Letter shapes are exaggerated to improve clarity
- Opened counterspace: Some of the open areas on certain letters are enlarged to provide more distinction
- Angled spurs and differentiated tails: enhance recognition and define distinct style
- Circular details: Links to the history of Braille Institute and braille dots
Characteristics of Atkinson hyperlegible font
- Four fonts, including two weights (regular, bold, italics, italics bold)
- 1,340 total glyphs across all fonts, 335 per font
- Accent characters supporting 27 languages
- For designers and anyone interested in making written materials easier to read across the entire visual-ability spectrum
- Improve legibility and readability for low vision readers