Cognitive Web Accessibility: Readability 2016

Published in 2016, these resources are original studies, literature reviews and/or related articles that cite references.

  • Multi-Perspective Context Matching for Machine Comprehension
    "... we propose a Multi-Perspective Context Matching (MPCM) model, which is an end-to-end system that directly predicts the answer beginning and ending points in a passage ... Experimental result on the test set of SQuAD shows that our model achieves a competitive result on the leaderboard."
  • Make It Big! The Effect of Font Size and Line Spacing on Online Readability
    "We report from an eye-tracking experiment with 104 participants who performed reading tasks on the most popular text-heavy website of the Web: Wikipedia. Our findings provide evidence that readability, measured via mean fixation duration, increased significantly with font size. Further, comprehension questions had significantly more correct responses for font sizes 18 and 26. For line spacing, we found marginal e↵ects, suggesting that the two tested extremes (0.8 and 1.8) impair readability. These findings provide evidence that text-heavy websites should use fonts of size 18 or larger and use default line spacing when the goal is to make a web page easy to read and comprehend. Our results significantly di↵er from previous recommendations, presumably, because this is the first work to cover font sizes beyond 14 points."

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