At the first mention of Comic Sans most of us roll our eyes. There are many websites dedicated solely to the demise of the typeface. The thought of the typeface being used on a professional document often strikes horror into our minds – but is it really that bad? Can we find a good use for the typeface?
Ellis Pratt points out that the typeface is recommended for the Easy Read environment. Easy Read was developed by the United Kingdom’s Office of Disability Issues as a set of guidelines to make sharing information through textual documents easier for those with disabilities. The main goals are to keep sentences short and straightforward, keep the content as accessible as possible, and to make the document visually high contrast and easy to read.
Is the Office of Disability right or is there a better option for these situations? You can read Ellis Pratt’s full piece here.