You, me, everybody

Jason Smith Fonts for accessibility
8 Jul’15

Huge thanks to everyone who bought FS Me in 2014. Together, we have raised thousands of pounds for Mencap, the UK’s leading charity and voice for people with learning disabilities.

To develop FS Me, which was a breakthrough in typeface legibility, we worked directly with Mencap and people with learning disabilities. Alongside discovering what makes a typeface legible to them, we also discovered that they felt patronised by many of the existing accessible designs, which are often childlike.

So much accessible design is done separately to the main body of brand work, we wanted to make a typeface that covered both brand tone and neutrality, so that it could be used legitimately as a brand font as well as in accessible design. Alongside Mencap, we achieved that.

Mencap receives a donation for each font license purchased.

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