This page is for any web or other resources that you find helpful when designing for people who do not read easily.
A network of four academic projects with a common objective to explore ways to give access to those currently excluded from world telecommunications and digital networks.
Articles and guidelines
One of the most common visual problems is colour blindness, affecting up to 8% of men and a smaller proportion of women.
Lisa Herrod's article on A List Apart discusses the difference between designing for those who are deaf or hard of hearing, and those who consider themselves to be culturally Deaf and who are therefore reading written language as a second language. She includes a set of design guidelines.
A toolkit for designers and design managers to help them consider and implement inclusive design, i.e. design that is usable by a wider range of people, particularly those with capability loss. As well as information on the business case and the design process, there is detailed information on a range of capabilities and how they impact on design. Also includes simulators for a variety of vision impairments.
Top tips to follow when writing and producing Easy Read documents. Includes guidelines to follow for text, design and audio production.
Scope in Australia, a charity for people with a disability, publishes similar guidelines for Easy English
Global English is a method of writing clear and simple text. (Global English also helps both human translators and machine translation systems.)
These authors provided guidelines on how to write for translation - and then tested and revised them in 2006.
Heuristics for designing for older people, based on extensive research by Ginny Redish and Dana Chisnell:
Practical tips for doing usability testing with older people, relevant to testing with anyone, by Dana Chisnell:
Judy Hunt reminisces about the Union of the Physically Impaired Against Segregation, an early British group that campaigned against the segregation of people with disabilities and for the Social Model of disability. Their original UPIAS constitution is held at the Disability Archive UK maintained by the Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds.