Why You Should Stop Using Instagram Fonts

Learn why these fancy fonts pose an issue for people with disabilities.

Chris Lall, CPACC
The Startup

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White background with the word “instafonts” repeated in various unicode-based characters that appear like fancy typefaces.
ID: [White background with the word “instafonts” repeated in various Unicode-based characters that appear like fancy typefaces.] Image: instafonts.com

You’ve more than likely seen “fonts” like this on Instagram, but they’re also used on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Discord, WhatsApp, Snapchat, Pinterest, and many other places online. For the purposes of this post, I’m referring to them as “Instagram fonts” because that is…

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Chris Lall, CPACC
The Startup

Working to shift UX design conversations to center people with disabilities. In a state of continuous learning. Sharing what I learn through Access Bridge.