Users on the Autism Spectrum

Users on the Autism Spectrum

Like many of our other user groups, when we refer to users on the autism spectrum, we are referring to a wide variety of user experiences.

To account for users of all neurotypes, a few simple rules should be followed. 

  • Write in plain English, in short digestible sections and sentences.
  • Use simple and consistent layouts.
  • Do not use garish or high contrast colors
  • Take advantage of bulleted lists.
  • Write clear link text
  • Limit forms to as few fields as possible

Additional Resources

Writing for Web Accessibility (