I am a legally-blind small businessman. I produce the EZ2See® weekly planner calendar. Google "EZ2See calendar" or visit my website at: EZ2SeeProducts.com to see what I'm doing.
My graphic person uses a Helvetica font. The letters are okay, but not great. The number fonts present even greater problems for those with vision impairments. I have run different shapes past many people and know what improvements are needed.
I am looking for either suggestions on a far better font for my purposes or to hire a font designer to work with me to create the EZ2See font.
Thank you for your interest or any help you can provide.
This used to drive me nuts on the iPhone. I jailbroke my phone just to be able to change the font, at one point. Too much trouble to keep it up, though. I would change the font again in a heartbeat if I could; even though San Francisco isn't nearly as bad, it could be much better.
Looking at your layouts:
Have you tested any of these layouts or any of this typesetting with your actual users? Unless and until you do that, I don’t see the merit in low-vision persons’ buying your products.
That 'ridiculousness' is exactly why it would work well. This isn't a calendar designed for folks with normal vision per-se but for people who have vision impairments. Fonts designed for small-size use will work very well for those kinds of readers.
Futura has quite distinct figures.
Perhaps the style of 3 which has a sharp top right would make that number less like 8, but then again, perhaps too much like 5?