Everyone over the age of 45 experiences some form of age-related vision loss that makes reading small print and distinguishing colors difficult.

That's why size matters.

So do font, contrast and leading when designing printed media. These graphic elements can either help or hinder readability, depending upon how they are employed.

Making effective choices can maximize the reach -- and impact -- of messages communicated in print, and can ensure access to information for all of us as we age.

Effective Color Contrast »

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Guidelines for making effective color choices that work for nearly everyone.

Making Text Legible »

photograph of the lobby of lighthouse headquarters

10 steps to making text legible for people losing their sight -- thereby making it easier for everyone to read!



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