Inclusive Design Tip : Dyslexia

A cognitive tip

Why do it

People who have dyslexia struggle to read long or complex content.

What to do

  • Chrome: Start Dyslexic Dani in the Funkify extension.
    • Set the intensity of the simulation to about 7.
  • Browse your site.

Things to check

  • How easy is it to read the content on your site?
  • Are shorter sentences and labels easier to read than longer ones?

Things you could change

  • Keep content short, clear, and simple: use headings, bullets and simple sentences.
  • Replace jargon and overly technical terms.
  • Make button and link text descriptive.
  • Use images to break up content, and to provide alternatives to text information.