Eye carumba

Bad enough that we adult types spend nearly every waking moment with eyes glued to some type of screen; now a new study finds that kids in the UK spend an average of 62 hours per week staring at a computer, TV, cell phone, etc. We’ll leave it to others to actively advocate for fresh air and swing sets, and instead call for a continuing industry focus on improving screen quality, legibility options (e.g., modifiable text size and contrast colors), and other good design features that can head off everyone’s eyestrain as well as improve access for people of all ages with visual or learning disabilities.

NPower: Children spend a third of the year staring at screens

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