Dyslexia font?Posted: April 19, 2015
A font that’s easier to read for people with dyslexia? A few weeks ago I discovered a font that was eco friendly(Ryman Eco) now a font that make it easier for people with dyslexia to read? being dyslexic myself I was intrigued by this and had to check it out. Creator of this font is Christian Boer, ages 33, a Dutch graphic designer who himself is dyslexic.
The typeface is called “Dyslexie,” and Boer first developed it as a final thesis project when he was a student at the Utrecht Art Academy in the Netherlands. The font makes reading easier for people with dyslexia by varying the letter shapes more, making it harder to confuse similarly shaped letters like “b” and “d,” for example.
The font has been proven to get positive results, including a reduction in flipping and mirroring of letters and increased ease in reading for dyslexics. Independent studies at the University of Twente and Amsterdam found that nearly three-quarters of the students surveryed reported making fewer reading mistakes when taking a test written in the font, according to “Dyslexie’s” 2012 research.
They used it on the website and I honestly found it a lot easier to read.
you can download the font here – http://www.dyslexiefont.com/ I think I will be investing in it.