by anthony on 10/03/10 at 4:08 pm
It seems that someone from the Federal Highway Commission read the article: Why Text in All Caps is Hard for Users to Read. Actually, they probably didn’t. But at least they understand that all caps is harder for people to read. This change will help drivers stay safe by keeping their eyes on the road and not having to squint at signs figuring out what they say. Legibility is important on the internet, but it’s even more important on the streets when people are driving. I’m glad people are paying more attention to design and accessibility on the road. Now, if they could just make the signs light up when it gets dark at night, that would be perfect.
Link to the news story: $27 Million to Change NYC Signs from All Caps