Accessibility 101: online typography
90% of Belgian families own a personal computer or laptop. 80% of them use this device daily and 28% use it more than 5 hours a day.
58.3% of the Belgian families owns a tablet and we see a decline in weekly use from 69% to 53%. Mostly people between 40–64 years are using a tablet.
As far as smartphone usage is concerned, it is very balanced over the different population groups. 68.5% of the Belgian people own a smartphone. And 93% use it daily between 10 minutes and 3 hours.
We use our smartphone mostly for mailing services, social media, messenger apps, e-commerce and consulting government sites.
In general, people read a lot on (small) screens. All this content is observed through our eyes and processed by our brains.
Our eyes are very important, and we only have one irreplaceable set. We better take care of them. From this angle we collected some guidelines to optimize reading on screens for our eyes. How to design for people with visual restrictions and how to save the eyes of people who can see properly?