Wemms
Education Centre

A case study

How Design and Autism Work Together

Wemms Education Centre is a unique and alternative school, offering a safe and nurturing community to those with autism and Aspergers. They required a brochure they could present to prospective pupils and approached Unify Schools for design concepts.

Before any design work could be carried out, we undertook extensive research into how those with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) perceive different colours as our first point of call.

What we did

  • Unify
  • Design Concepts

Joy Wemms

Headteacher and founder, Wemms Education Centre

I absolutely adore the brochure, thank you… Ofsted was also bowled
over by it this morning.

Factors such as copy colour and text size also had to be considered, as individuals with autism and Aspergers can find it more difficult to read black text on a white background. They also find it easier to read when the text is larger, so we opted for white text with a minimum font size of 12pt.

Overall, it was a fantastic project to work on and we’re pleased to say the brochure was well received by the staff at Wemms. Their Headteacher and founder, Joy Wemms, had this to say: “I absolutely adore the brochure, thank you… Ofsted was also bowled over by it this morning.”