The workshop, part of Sightsavers’ Perspectives initiative, was held at our UK headquarters. It welcomed guests from organisations including Cancer Research UK and the National Deaf Children’s Society, and design agencies MET Studio and Kyan Media.
It featured a talk from typography expert Dr Nadine Chahine, who has carried out extensive scientific research into font legibility. She shared details of her findings, including evidence that the size of a font has more impact on legibility than the choice of comparable typefaces does.
Nadine discussed some interesting work she carried out for car manufacturers, looking at which typefaces, sizes and colours are easier to read at a glance while driving. This has helped to influence the text used on car dashboards, for example.