Legibility guidelines for dyslexia often conflict with usability conventions for websites. My challenge was to find a way of designing a website that adhered to both sets of rules.
Just before embarking on the new website design for the British Dyslexia Association I read Steve Krug’s book ‘Don’t make me think’ on usability. I was excited about putting my new found knowledge into practice.
I entered the design kick off meeting with my usability hat firmly on, but unfortunately left with it slightly askew.
The problem was whilst gibbering on about usability I found many of my ideas got knocked down as they contradicted dyslexia conventions.
The final home page design: